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Part of Speech
- A government in which a small group exercises control especially for corrupt and selfish purposes.
- Government by the few.
- A form of government in which all power is vested in a few persons or in a dominant class or clique.
This word was first used in 1542, as meaning a government by the few.
Usage and Examples
Here are a couple of examples:
- An oligarchy rules the nation.
- The city’s artisans rebelled against the ruling oligarchy of merchants and nobles.