oligarchic oligarchic

Definition(s):

  • (adj) of or relating to or supporting or characteristic of an oligarchy

Derived Word(s)

Usage(s):

  1. With the collapse of crony capitalist regimes like the one in Indonesia, and as oligarchic nations like Mexico elect more democratic presidents, De Soto's timing is propitious.
  2. Today, an oligarchic last name no longer guarantees its bearer the influence or money once attached to it.
  3. But this Russia--oligarchic, oil-glutted, trying to recover some international face after the historic stupidity of having bought into communism--is not the Soviet Union.

News

  • Letter: U.S. shouldn't support Trans Pacific partnership

    Congress must guide and shape trade policy wisely and justly. To give blanket authority to a select few is oligarchic and potentially malevolent, leading to greed and injustice. The Trans Pacific Partnership should be left unsupported and unadopted for that reason.
    on January 21, 2014     Source: The Fayetteville Observer

Quotes

  1. Saakashvili, a strongly pro-Western leader who accuses Russia of undermining Georgia, said Sunday that "Russian oligarchic forces are attempting to destabilise" the ex-Soviet republic.
    on Nov 6, 2007 By: Mikhail Saakashvili Source: AFP

  2. "The problem is that a system has been created in which some (business) clans hold colossal power," Yushchenko said in an interview published by Russian daily Izvestia, referring to eastern Ukraine. "This is an Asiatic model of oligarchic...
    on Dec 28, 2004 By: Viktor Yushchenko Source: The Age

  3. "They want to take revenge, return to power and the sphere of influence, and progressively restore an oligarchic regime, based on corruption and lies," Putin said.
    on Nov 22, 2007 By: Vladimir Putin Source: The Other Russia

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