oligarchy oligarchy  /ˈɑ lə ˌɡɑr ki/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a political system governed by a few people

Usage(s):

  1. A decent oligarchycall it aristocracy if you likeis the most ideal form of government.
  2. What is fascinating is the agreement among serious economists that we're doing the wrong thing by trying to protect the Wall Street oligarchy.
  3. What is fascinating is the agreement among serious economists that we're doing the wrong thing by trying to protect the Wall Street oligarchy.

News

  • Commentary: Privacy is history in America (Frank Girardot)

    The government by the people, of the people and for the people that President Abraham Lincoln so eloquently praised at Gettysburg has devolved into an oppressive police-state oligarchy managed by a bunch of clowns with rubber faces and bad dye jobs.
    on June 6, 2013     Source: Pasadena Star-News

Quotes

  1. Last night, Mr Kaczynski said: "These elections will create the chance for Poland to decide whether it wants to continue on its path of transition ...... or whether it wants to follow the path of the rule of oligarchy."
    on Sep 7, 2007 By: Lech Kaczynski Source: guardian.co.uk

  2. "Russia is moving more and more toward an oligarchy here," Biden said. "We have basically been giving him a bye."
    on Dec 3, 2006 By: Joe Biden Source: Guardian Unlimited

  3. In an 1820 correspondence to William Jarvis, Jefferson wrote: "To consider : judges as the ultimate arbiters of all constitutional questions [is] a very dangerous doctrine indeed, and one which would place us under the despotism of an oligarchy."
    on Jul 2, 2010 By: Thomas Jefferson Source: WND.com

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