[ ol-i-gahr-kik ]
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  1. of, relating to, or having the form of an oligarchy.

Origin of oligarchic

1640–50; <Greek oligarchikós, equivalent to oligarch(ía) oligarchy + -ikos-ic
  • Also ol·i·gar·chi·cal [ol-i-gahr-ki-kuhl] /ˌɒl ɪˈgɑr kɪ kəl/ .

Other words from oligarchic

  • ol·i·gar·chi·cal·ly, adverb
  • non·ol·i·gar·chic, adjective
  • non·ol·i·gar·chi·cal, adjective

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How to use oligarchic in a sentence

  • Is not this the way—he is the son of the miserly and oligarchical father who has trained him in his own habits?

    The Republic | Plato
  • Can we any longer doubt, then, that the miser and money-maker answers to the oligarchical State?

    The Republic | Plato