noun, plural ol·i·gar·chies.
Examples from the Web for oligarchy
Instead we have witnessed the emergence of the Age of Oligarchy.Dawn of the Age of Oligarchy: the Alliance between Government and the 1%|Joel Kotkin|June 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“Some say America is an oligarchy for the multinationals,” he said.
The second wave of Russian oligarchy is different from the first in another way, too.
Certainly they would be better off under a reformist government, rather than the smothering absolutism of the oligarchy.
As the war went on it became clearer that it was a struggle between two rival political creeds, democracy and oligarchy.Authors of Greece|T. W. Lumb
Nor was it obvious that a genuine kingship would have been worse than the oligarchy of the great Whig families.Political Thought in England from Locke to Bentham|Harold J. Laski
The oligarchy of parvenus which arose after the Punic wars could not be respected as the Roman senate had been.General Bramble|Andr Maurois
The oligarchy was infatuated to the point of finding any place a fit place.What Will People Say?|Rupert Hughes
The rise of the Oligarchy will always remain a cause of secret wonder to the historian and the philosopher.The Iron Heel|Jack London
British Dictionary definitions for oligarchy
noun plural -chies
Derived Formsoligarchic or oligarchical, adjectiveoligarchically, adverb
Word Origin for oligarchy
Culture definitions for oligarchy
A system of government in which power is held by a small group.