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oligarchic

or oligarchical

[ol-i-gahr-kik] /ˌɒl ɪˈgɑr kɪk/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or having the form of an oligarchy.
Origin of oligarchic
1640-1650
1640-50; < Greek oligarchikós, equivalent to oligarch(ía) oligarchy + -ikos -ic
Related forms
oligarchically, adverb
nonoligarchic, adjective
nonoligarchical, adjective
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adj.

1640s, from Greek oligarkhikos, from oligarkhos, related to oligarkhia (see oligarchy). Related: Oligarchical.

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