Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to or characteristic of a plutocracy or a plutocrat: as, a plutocratic government; plutocratic ideas.
- adj. of, relating to, or being a plutocracy
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Of or pertaining to plutocracy.
- adj. of or relating to or characteristic of a plutocrat
“Susan had been my friend, as had her brother Perry, and Lucia, Perry's wife: they made no secret of the fact that they deplored in me what they were pleased to call plutocratic obsessions, nor had their disapproval always been confined to badinage.”
“With his Government job as a stepping-stone he has sprung into what he used to call plutocratic society in”
“Overall, Whitman's economic policy is a kind of plutocratic Bolshevism, in which she, Carly Fiorina, the Koch Brothers, the oil companies, and other wealthy elites act as a kind of revolutionary vanguard determined to seize power in Sacramento and in Washington DC in order to give all power to the plutocracy.”
“Or will it evolve into a kind of plutocratic and reactionary corporate state like South Korea once was (but without the industry or the work ethic)?”
“But to be clear, since Karabell really isn't, those long-form, economically minded features he's extolling all ran in the pages of the more plutocratic and business-focused Fortune, not the mass-market, general-interest-focused Time.”
“This is more of the typical conservative/right-wing plutocratic Rand-ian crap spewed in Atlas Shrugged, The Fountainhead, etc.”
“If this purpose should succeed, it has but one issue, -- the immense strengthening of a plutocratic administration at the top, served by an army of high-salaried helpers, with an elite of skilled and well - paid workmen, but all resting on what would essentially be a serf class of low-paid labor and this mass kept in order by an increased use of military force.”
“It is proof positive that we have choices other than the underperforming, crisis-racked, corrupting and plutocratic version of capitalism promoted as our only choice by the Wall Street Journal.”
“A tentatively declining, increasingly plutocratic status quo, minus the warmongering fascists in positions of executive power?”
“Entitled Aristocracy Reborn, this paper chronicled the long struggle of the working class against, as Obama put it, "plutocratic thugs with one hand on the money and the other on the government.”
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By David Foster Wallace
of or relating to a form of government or rule
Second semester; Anderson
Something that was handed me for a Latin class. Some of them (panic, fauna, hector, tantalize) have unexpected etymologies that make perfect sense.
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