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Meaning of "oligarchic" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF OLIGARCHIC

oligarchic  [ˌɒlɪˈɡɑːkɪk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF OLIGARCHIC

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Oligarchic is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES OLIGARCHIC MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Oligarchy

Oligarchy (from Greek ὀλιγαρχία (oligarkhía); from ὀλίγος (olígos), meaning "few", and ἄρχω (arkho), meaning "to rule or to command") is a form of power structure in which power effectively rests with a small number of people. These people could be distinguished by royalty, wealth, family ties, education, corporate, or military control. Such states are often controlled by a few prominent families who typically pass their influence from one generation to the next, but inheritance is not a necessary condition for the application of this term. Throughout history, oligarchies have often been tyrannical (relying on public obedience and/or oppression to exist) though others have been seen as relatively benign. Aristotle pioneered the use of the term as a synonym for rule by the rich, for which the exact term is plutocracy. However, oligarchy is not always rule by the wealthy, as oligarchs can simply be a privileged group, and do not have to be connected by either wealth or by bloodlines - as in a monarchy.

Definition of oligarchic in the English dictionary

The definition of oligarchic in the dictionary is of or relating to an oligarchy.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH OLIGARCHIC


anarchic
ænˈɑːkɪk
autarchic
ɔːˈtɑːkɪk
autarkic
ɔːˈtɑːkɪk
diarchic
daɪˈɑːkɪk
dyarchic
daɪˈɑːkɪk
gynarchic
dʒaɪˈnɑːkɪk
halakic
hɑːˈlɑːkɪk
heptarchic
hɛpˈtɑːkɪk
hierarchic
ˌhaɪərˈɑːkɪk
matriarchic
ˈmeɪtrɪˌɑːkɪk
monarchic
mɒˈnɑːkɪk
tetrarchic
tɛˈtrɑːkɪk
thearchic
θiːˈɑːkɪk
Turkic
ˈtɜːkɪk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE OLIGARCHIC

oligaemia
oligaemic
oligarch
oligarchal
oligarchical
oligarchically
oligarchies
oligarchy
oligemia
oligemic
oligist
Oligocene
oligochaete
oligochrome
oligoclase
oligocythaemia
oligodendrocyte
oligodendroglia
oligogene
oligomer

WORDS THAT END LIKE OLIGARCHIC

anthropopsychic
Bacchic
chic
elenchic
geek chic
halachic
heroin chic
hexastichic
intrapsychic
metapsychic
parapsychic
psychic
shabby chic
stomachic
superchic
synecdochic
tetrastichic
tribrachic
tristichic
ultrachic

Synonyms and antonyms of oligarchic in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «oligarchic» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF OLIGARCHIC

Find out the translation of oligarchic to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of oligarchic from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «oligarchic» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

寡头
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

oligárquica
570 millions of speakers

English

oligarchic
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

कुलीनतंत्र
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

ميالا إلى حكم القلة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

олигархический
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

oligárquico
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

শাসকগোষ্ঠীর
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

oligarchique
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Oligarki
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

oligarchisch
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

寡頭政治の
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

과두 정치
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Oligarki
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

thiểu số chánh trị
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

செல்வந்தர்களுக்கு சார்பாக
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

अल्पसंख्यक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

oligarşik
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

oligarchica
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

oligarchicznego
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

олігархічний
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

oligarhic
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ολιγαρχικές
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

oligarchisch
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

oligarkisk
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

oligarkiske
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of oligarchic

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «OLIGARCHIC»

The term «oligarchic» is regularly used and occupies the 94.870 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «OLIGARCHIC» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about oligarchic

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «OLIGARCHIC»

Discover the use of oligarchic in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to oligarchic and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Thinking Styles
Because oligarchic people do not take to it naturally, they may need to be guided in the setting of priorities. In instances where there is sufficient time or there are sufficient resources to get everything done, their oligarchic style may not even ...
Robert J. Sternberg, 1999
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A Companion to Plato's Republic
Nicholas P. White. section (see n. B there), this leads to a suppression of other desires, including those of the appetitive part of the soul. 554a-555a: THE CHARACTERISTICS OF THE OLIGARCHIC MAN. THE OLIGARCHIC MAN ...
Nicholas P. White, 1979
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The Political Economy of Central America Since 1920
The liberal oligarchic state had been successfully consolidated in Costa Rica, El Salvador and Guatemala with the observance of constitutional forms and the elimination of monetary and financial instability. The threat to the liberal state ...
V. Bulmer-Thomas, 1987
4
Oligarchs & Oligopolies
Bruce Kapferer Current configurations of global, imperial, and state power relate to formations of oligarchic control. A major feature of this is the command of political organizations and institutions by close-knit social groups (families or familial ...
Bruce Kapferer
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The Principles of Representative Government
4 On the other hand, countless sources present lot as a typical feature of democracy.48 What is more, lot is described as the democratic selection method, while election is seen as more oligarchic or aristocratic. "What I mean," wrote Aristotle, ...
Bernard Manin, 1997
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A Philosophical Commentary on the Politics of Aristotle
These modes are also, and obviously, proper to polity, for they mix oligarchic and democratic features: they are oligarchic in that only some do the appointing ( which is characteristic of oligarchy) and they are polities in that they mix this with  ...
Peter Simpson, 2002
7
The Rhetoric of Conspiracy in Ancient Athens
into exile when the Thirty were in power (30.15) and was twice commissioned by the democratic city to revise and inscribe its laws (30.2, 4) — into an oligarchic tool. '6 The speaker has also to find motives for the defendant to help the oligarchs ...
Joseph Roisman, 2006
8
Peripheral (post) Modernity: The Syncretist Aesthetics of ...
That is, because of the absence of an industrial class the demise of traditional oligarchic politics (i.e. the autocratic regime of Rosas in Argentina, the pre- Constitutional Monarchy in Greece) gave way to oligarchic parliamentarianism.
Eleni Kefala, 2007
9
Light Piercing the Heart of Darkness
enormous wealth and status can provide. It is at this level, mainly, that the most destructive oligarchic games are played. Wealth or status, however, do not provide wisdom, morality, spiritual understanding, scientific knowledge, and so on.
10
Trends in the Philippines II: Proceedings and Background Paper
The final section is a summary of the main conclusions. Crisis of "Oligarchic Democracy" For several generations, the Filipino political and economic elite ( popularly referred to as "oligarchy") had effectively dominated the nation's political, ...
M. Rajaretnam, 1978

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «OLIGARCHIC»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term oligarchic is used in the context of the following news items.
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Published on Jul 24, 2015, 8:57 pm AST
And, as is characteristic of the oligarchic “wasters”, the extravagant fashion was only deemed a travesty and became a problem when the Greek ... «Trinidad & Tobago Express, Jul 15»
2
West Flirts With Fascism – Again
This retrograde process is correlated with the vast polarisation of wealth and power between an oligarchic minority and the wider population. «Sputnik International, Jul 15»
3
The follies of freedom
Castro, Mussolini, Stalin and countless other monarchic and oligarchic regimes in the annals of history were leaders. I doubt any public input, ... «La Crosse Tribune, Jul 15»
4
Chavista theory of transition towards the communal state
Despite the constant assaults by the counter revolution which is still today bent on restoring oligarchic power, Venezuela has made great ... «Open Democracy, Jul 15»
5
Oligarchs nouveaux? Why some say Ukraine is still in thrall to an elite
Many protesters wanted a new type of society, one that was not run by an oligarchic class that has been so influential in Ukraine ever since ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
6
Taylor scholarship student misses the ethical principle
... give scholarships should not expect “to buy silence and submissive acceptance of the elite class's role in an exploitative, oligarchic society. «STLtoday.com, Jul 15»
7
Cuba's Young Communists League Holds Its 10th Congress
Where we differ is that while you would prefer (totalitarian) free-enterprise capitalism and (inevitably totalitarian ) multi-party oligarchic ... «Havana Times, Jul 15»
8
Take It Down: US Support for Jim Crow Israel
Their attitudes mirrored the crude bigotry that poor whites living under the boot of an agrarian oligarchic class displayed toward poor blacks in ... «Antiwar.com, Jul 15»
9
Letter | Imparting civic responsibility a critical part of a rounded …
Math and science education to what ends? Totalitarian? Technocratic? Oligarchic? Democratic? The obvious answer to me is democratic ends. «Myrtle Beach Sun News, Jul 15»
10
Utility Solar May Cost Less, But It's Also Worth Less
Putin's oligarchic Russia leaves a fair amount of room for regional initiatives, as we are seeing in solar. We can see the effect more strongly in ... «CleanTechnica, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Oligarchic [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/oligarchic>. Feb 2020 ».
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