noun Etymology: Greek oligarchēs, from olig- + -archēs -arch Date: circa 1610 a member or supporter of an oligarchy

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  • oligarch — (n.) c.1600, from Gk. oligarkhes, related to oligarkhia (see OLIGARCHY (Cf. oligarchy)) …   Etymology dictionary

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  • oligarch — [äl′i gärk΄] n. [Gr oligarchēs: see OLIGO & ARCH] any of the rulers of an oligarchy …   English World dictionary

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  • oligarch — oligarchy ol‧i‧gar‧chy [ˈɒlgɑːki ǁ ˈɑːlgɑːrki, ˈoʊ ] noun oligarchies PLURALFORM 1. [uncountable] when a country is ruled or controlled by a small group of people, usually from the same social class: • Oligarchy took over from democracy. 2.… …   Financial and business terms

  • oligarch — UK [ˈɒlɪɡɑː(r)k] / US [ˈɑlɪˌɡɑrk] noun [countable] Word forms oligarch : singular oligarch plural oligarchs a member of a small group that runs a country or large organization …   English dictionary

  • oligarch — /ol i gahrk /, n. one of the rulers in an oligarchy. [1600 10; < Gk oligárches, equiv. to olíg(os) OLIG + arches ARCH] * * * …   Universalium

  • oligarch — noun /ˈoʊlɪˌɡɑrk/ a) A member of an oligarchy, someone who is part of a small group that runs a country. b) A very rich person (especially in Russia). See Also: oligarchy …   Wiktionary

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