from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A member of a small governing faction.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A member of an oligarchy, someone who is part of a small group that runs a country.
- n. A very rich person (especially in Russia).
- n. A protoplanet formed during oligarchic accretion.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A member of an oligarchy; one of the rulers in an oligarchical government.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In botany, having a few centripetally developed xylem plates: said of some radial vascular cylinders.
- n. A member of an oligarchy; one of a few holding political power.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. one of the rulers in an oligarchy
During the forum for investors, Hayden faced that simple question: They see that the Russian oligarch is the owner of the team.
Could it be that the closest friend of [exiled anti-Putin Russian oligarch] Boris Berezovsky is working as an agent of Moscow?
That he has done this, only in the end to pass into the perpetual slavery of the industrial oligarch, is something at which his whole past cries in protest.
Kremlin, Moscow VLADIMIR PUTIN: You know, I dont really like the word oligarch used to describe big business representatives in Russia.
President of Russia V. Putin The Kremlin, Moscow VLADIMIR PUTIN: You know, I dont really like the word oligarch used to describe big business representatives in Russia.
ABC in its 1990s thinking is still not allowing embedding of video but you can see a nice simple 5 minute video on "the banking system" (they even included the word oligarch)
Arsenal welcome an American billionaire to their board: Will he be enough to keep a certain Uzbek oligarch away?
Unlike other rich Russians - he disdains the term "oligarch" - he is approachable and seems actively to enjoy talking to journalists.
Apparently those rules are acceptable of drug-lords, dictators from dicey nations, sheikhs newly made rich by Iraqi contracts and Russian oligarchs (I just love the word oligarch, it’s so 19th century).
The oligarch was the proprietor of an accomplished side that already had a slot in the Champions League qualifiers and would advance as far as the semi-finals that season.