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oligarchy vs. monarchy
[ ol-i-gahr-kee ]
- a form of government in which all power is vested in a few persons or in a dominant class or clique; government by the few.
- a state or organization so ruled.
- the persons or class so ruling.
[ mon-er-kee ]
- a state or nation in which the supreme power is actually or nominally lodged in a monarch.
- supreme power or sovereignty held by a single person.