Oligarchy vs. Plutocracy

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Main Difference

The main difference between Oligarchy and Plutocracy is that the Oligarchy is a power structure and Plutocracy is a society or system ruled and dominated by the small minority of the top wealthiest citizens.

  • Oligarchy (noun)

    A government run by only a few, often the wealthy.

  • Oligarchy (noun)

    Those who make up an oligarchic government.

  • Oligarchy (noun)

    A state ruled by such a government.

  • Plutocracy (noun)

    Government by the wealthy.

  • Plutocracy (noun)

    A controlling class of the wealthy.

  • Oligarchy (noun)

    A form of government in which the supreme power is placed in the hands of a few persons; also, those who form the ruling few.

  • Plutocracy (noun)

    A form of government in which the supreme power is lodged in the hands of the wealthy classes; government by the rich; also, a controlling or influential class of rich men.

Webster Dictionary
  • Oligarchy (noun)

    a political system governed by a few people

  • Plutocracy (noun)

    a political system governed by the wealthy people

Princeton's WordNet

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