one of the rulers in an oligarchy.

1600–10; < Greek oligárchēs, equivalent to olíg(os) olig- + -archēs -arch

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oligarch (ˈɒlɪˌɡɑːk)
a member of an oligarchy

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Word Origin & History

c.1600, from Gk. oligarkhes, related to oligarkhia (see oligarchy).
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Example sentences
The ad was part of a broader public relations strategy to improve the oligarch's image.
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.
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