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Oct 2, 2007
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deleterious
oligarchy
moliminous
lugubrious
multeity
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oligarchy

oligarchy (OL-i-gar-kee) noun

A government in which a few people control all power.

[From Greek oligos (few) + archos (ruler).]

See more usage examples of oligarchy in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

"We are dangerously close to creating an oligarchy in this country, whereby we will be governed by a select group of people wearing black robes."
Sadie Fields; Candidates' Survey Serves as Helpful Tool; The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (Georgia); Jul 16, 2004.

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