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- adj. Of or pertaining to oligarchy.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to oligarchy, or government by a few.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to or of the nature of oligarchy or government by a few; administering an oligarchy; administered as an oligarchy or by oligarchs; constituting an oligarchy.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of or relating to or supporting or characteristic of an oligarchy
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The Yabloko party, which campaigns against what it calls "oligarchic capitalism," may gain one or two seats, Lilit Gevorgyan, a London-based analyst at IHS Global Insight, said in an e-mailed note on Dec. 2.
A third is the internal purchase of the system resulting in oligarchic fascism.
The reason that both our political and economic systems can legitimately be defined as oligarchic is that the values of the oligarchs are represented in both structures.
It's about the creation of a kind of oligarchic state between masters and serfs.
There is danger to install some kind of oligarchic rule.
He might still not have invited me to dinner, because I am not one of his persecuted sub-classes and so he might mistake me for one of those supposed "oligarchic" Jews.
That kind of oligarchic "free market" perversion of capitalism, as practiced by hack GOP pols like Bush and preached by wingnut media hacks like Limbauh, and not capitalism
“Original Intent” is to be taken literally, viz., a racially and religiously segregated slave-holding oligarchic Republic.
In these systems, actual differences between viable political rivals are small, the oligarchic elite impose strict limits on what constitutes an acceptable and respectable political position, and politicians' careers depend heavily on unelected economic and media elites.
If I had to encapsulate the politics of Inside Out, I'd say something like this: "Torture and endless war have made America less safe, not more, and America is run by a oligarchic web of media, government, military, and corporate interests who profit by keeping Americans afraid of an external enemy."