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- adj. oligarchic
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Relating to oligarchic government; characteristic of oligarchs.
- Constituting an oligarchy; oligarchic.
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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One executive, a former leader at an OHA member company who asked not to be named, described the organization as "oligarchical," not democratic.
"California is simply suffering from the same kind of oligarchical corruption as the rest of the country.
But in the films of this era, the Marvel and DC era of Hollywood, even when the work is not self-evidently shilling for large corporations (with product placement) or militating for a libertarian and oligarchical political status quo (which makes a fine environment for large, multinational corporations), the work is doing nothing at all to oppose these things.
The oligarchical system sustains itself with well-told myths of internal solidarity and well-timed rituals to enhance fellow-feeling.
So if too small a franchise is leading to elitist/oligarchical oppression, it should be expanded; BUT if too large a franchise is leading to socialistic populism, it should arguably be constricted (indeed this was an early rationale for limiting the vote to property owners, or creditors ... both of whom at various colonial times had had their rights trampled by disgruntled less-wealthy majorities).
The intended “older and wiser” cadre desired by the founders has evolved into one more corrupt, entrenched, and oligarchical.
In one snippet, Piven remarks that Thomas Jefferson "would be stunned by the oligarchical character of American society."
Well, the Democrats are the utilitarian party, while the Republicans are the oligarchical party.
Perhaps it is just me, but the words “Justice Camp” evoke thoughts of an Orwellian oligarchical collectivist nightmare-utopia, replete with mind control, the Ministry of Truth, Big Brother and the dreaded room 101.
The ex-president's men themselves were visible, and vowed to continue the agenda of the workaholic Mr. Kirchner, known for railing against Argentina's powerful farming sector and against what he considered oligarchical financial interests.