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Oligarchy vs. Plutocracy

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Oligarchynoun

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

Plutocracynoun

Government by the wealthy.

Oligarchynoun

Those who make up an oligarchic government.

Plutocracynoun

A controlling class of the wealthy.

Oligarchynoun

A state ruled by such a government.

Plutocracynoun

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.

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Oligarchynoun

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.

‘All oligarchies, wherein a few men domineer, do what they list.’;

Plutocracynoun

a political system governed by the wealthy people

Oligarchynoun

a political system governed by a few people

Plutocracy

A plutocracy (Greek: πλοῦτος, ploutos, 'wealth' and κράτος, kratos, 'power') or plutarchy is a society that is ruled or controlled by people of great wealth or income. The first known use of the term in English dates from 1631.

Oligarchy

Oligarchy (from Greek ὀλιγαρχία (oligarkhía); from ὀλίγος (olígos) 'few', and ἄρχω (arkho) 'to rule or to command') is a form of power structure in which power rests with a small number of people. These people may or may not be distinguished by one or several characteristics, such as nobility, fame, wealth, education, corporate, religious, political, or military control.

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