- of, relating to, or having the form of an oligarchy.
Origin of oligarchic
Examples from the Web for oligarchic
The gap between the oligarchic class and everyone else seems increasingly permanent.
California produces more new billionaires than any place this side of oligarchic Russia or crony capitalist China.
Abdicating market share to ankle-biters is a notoriously poor business strategy for an oligarchic industry like publishing.Are Indie Presses the Minor Leagues of Publishing?
June 13, 2013
The oligarchic capitalists of Stolgoland have been plotting to attack us for years.Space Viking
Henry Beam Piper
Athens supported the democratic party, Sparta the oligarchic.History Of Ancient Civilization
We are oligarchic in all things, from our parliament to our army.The Letters of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Volume II
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Over most of Greece in each state the oligarchic faction favoured the Peloponnesian league, the democratic, Athens.The World's Greatest Books, Vol XI.
Edited by Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton
Thucydides knew only the independent city, oligarchic or democratic, and the city which would fain be independent but was not.The Chief Periods of European History
Edward A. Freeman
Word Origin and History for oligarchic
1640s, from Greek oligarkhikos, from oligarkhos, related to oligarkhia (see oligarchy). Related: Oligarchical.