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oligarchic

[ol-i-gahr-kik] /ˌɒl ɪˈgɑr kɪk/
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, or having the form of an oligarchy.
Also, oligarchical.
Origin
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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Examples for oligarchical
  • Beans had an oligarchical character on account of their use in voting.
Word Origin and History for oligarchical
oligarchic
1640s, from Gk. oligarkhikos, from oligarkhos, related to oligarkhia (see oligarchy).
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