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Definition of Oligarchy

Oligarchy

  1. A form of government in which the supreme power is placed in the hands of a few persons; also, those who form the ruling few.

Oligarchy Quotations

The tyranny of a prince in an oligarchy is not so dangerous to the public welfare as the apathy of a citizen in a democracy.
Charles de Montesquieu

An oligarchy of race, where the Saxon rules the African, might be endured; but this oligarchy of sex which makes father, brothers, husband, sons, the oligarchs over the mother and sisters, the wife and daughters of every household... carries discord and rebellion into every home of the nation.
Susan B. Anthony

As an American citizen, one has to vote. If we don't vote, we're not doing our part. We'll become some sort of oligarchy.
Jason Mraz

Our authorities leave us no doubt that the trust lodged with the oligarchy was sometimes abused, but it certainly ought not to be regarded as a mere usurpation or engine of tyranny.
Henry James Sumner Maine

We must not tolerate oppressive government or industrial oligarchy in the form of monopolies and cartels.
Henry A. Wallace
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Oligarchy Translations

oligarchy in Italian is oligarchia
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