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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

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

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

A slave government is an oligarchy; and one, too, of the most arbitrary and criminal character.
Lysander Spooner

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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