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ol•i•gar•chy



Pronunciation: (ol'i-gär"kē), [key]
n.,
pl. -chies.

1. a form of government in which all power is vested in a few persons or in a dominant class or clique; government by the few.
2. a state or organization so ruled.
3. the persons or class so ruling.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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