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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

Tradition means giving votes to the most obscure of all classes, our ancestors. It is the democracy of the dead. Tradition refuses to submit to that arrogant oligarchy who merely happen to be walking around.
Gilbert K. Chesterton

But if there's an erosion at home, you know, Thomas Jefferson warned about a tyranny of an oligarchy and if we surrender our democracy to the tyranny of an oligarchy, we've made a terrible mistake.
Pat Robertson

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
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Oligarchy Translations

oligarchy in Italian is oligarchia
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