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oligarchy - Dictionary definition and meaning for word oligarchy

Definition
(noun) a political system governed by a few people
Example Sentence
  • one of his cardinal convictions was that Britain was not run as a democracy but as an oligarchy
  • the big cities were notoriously in the hands of the oligarchy of local businessmen

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for oligarchy

oligo basically means a few people.. as used in oligopoly..
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by muffisoni

In line with Anarchy Monarchy and Oligoarchy (Oligo means few), matriarchy(run by a women) and patriarchy(run by a man)
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by bugmenot

like anarchy...run by few people
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by SHAKAL

Because an oligarchy is usually corrupt and operates in the dark, we could say it was OILY-DARKLY
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by Jackery

it sounds like ONLY archy...means only e few...!!!
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by sravan1411

Kraft food makes olios(cookies) which are so popular, the cookie family was elected to rule canada.
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by menon_ranjit

oligo = 0 log = 0 people or a few
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by friendofafriend

monarchy and oligarchy,archy is common in same so easy to remember.
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by gdabli

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by gdabli

oligarchy - oli(lean in tamil) will control small group.
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by sansecretcp

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