oligarch oligarch  /ˈoʊ lɪ ˌɡɑrk/

Definition(s):

  • (n) one of the rulers in an oligarchy

Usage(s):

  1. I ask Lebedev where the word oligarch comes from.
  2. Although invited to Corfu by his close friend Rothschild, Mandelson stayed on the oligarch's yacht because Rothschild's villa was full.
  3. If you're not a Saudi oil sheik, a Russian oligarch or James Bond, perhaps you've never heard of a supercar.

News

  • Britain's treasure islands make G8 tax test for Cameron

    By William James and Guy Faulconbridge LONDON (Reuters) - Pitching tougher rules on tax evasion to the G8 is a precarious undertaking for Prime Minister David Cameron. Britain's own tax havens are world leaders. Britain's list of exotic Overseas Territories reads like an accountant's dream menu for a cash-rich Russian oligarch with something to hide, while British lawyers lead the field as ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. "It will be really embarrassing if the government doesn't buy them and they are bought by some Russian oligarch and never seen again," said Emin. "If they don't buy these, how many other paintings will they allow to be lost to the nation? We...
    on Nov 19, 2008 By: Tracey Emin Source: 24 Hour Museum

  2. ...her voice hoarse from weeks of campaigning, issued a stern warning against the perils of voting for Yanukovich, saying the country risked becoming "internationally isolated, ruled by oligarch clans and criminals."
    on Jan 16, 2010 By: Viktor Yanukovych Source: AFP

  3. A moment later, however, Beck explained to his audience which letter he though was missing: "Oligarch. The one that's missing is Y."
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: Beck Source: Media Matters for America

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