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oligarch

[ol-i-gahrk] /ˈɒl ɪˌgɑrk/
noun
1.
one of the rulers in an oligarchy.
Origin
1600-1610
1600-10; < Greek oligárchēs, equivalent to olíg(os) olig- + -archēs -arch
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  • The main goal of any sensible oligarch is to get high returns with no risk.
  • In the provinces, the elected governor becomes his own oligarch in both the economy and politics.
  • The rest of the company will be controlled by an oligarch or group of oligarchs.
British Dictionary definitions for oligarch

oligarch

/ˈɒlɪˌɡɑːk/
noun
1.
a member of an oligarchy
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Word Origin and History for oligarch
n.

c.1600, from Middle French olygarche, oligarque, from Greek oligarkhes, related to oligarkhia (see oligarchy).

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