oligarchic

[ol-i-gahr-kik]
adjective
of, pertaining to, or having the form of an oligarchy.
Also, oligarchical.


Origin:
1640–50; < Greek oligarchikós, equivalent to oligarch(ía) oligarchy + -ikos -ic

oligarchically, adverb
nonoligarchic, adjective
nonoligarchical, adjective
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oligarchy (ˈɒlɪˌɡɑːkɪ)
 
n , pl -chies
1.  government by a small group of people
2.  a state or organization so governed
3.  a small body of individuals ruling such a state
4.  chiefly (US) a small clique of private citizens who exert a strong influence on government
 
[C16: via Medieval Latin from Greek oligarkhia, from olígos few + -archy]
 
oli'garchic
 
adj
 
oli'garchical
 
adj
 
oli'garchically
 
adv

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oligarchic
1640s, from Gk. oligarkhikos, from oligarkhos, related to oligarkhia (see oligarchy).
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Example sentences
Rather, it functions by balancing several oligarchic groups within the system.
Besides, autocratic kleptocracy and oligarchic kleptocracy are both
  kleptocracies.
So by definition, the oligarchic elements of this system are not a threat to
  the system as a whole.
The dysfunctional system maintains oligarchic clan control.
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