Definition of oligarch noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    oligarch

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//ˈɒlɪɡɑːk//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈɑːləɡɑːrk//
     
    Business people
     
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  1. 1a member of an oligarchy See related entries: Business people
  2. 2an extremely rich and powerful person, especially a Russian who became rich in business after the end of the former Soviet Union the power of the oligarchs to influence the government See related entries: Business people
  3. Word Origin late 19th cent.: from Greek oligarkhēs, from oligoi ‘few’ + arkhein ‘to rule’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: oligarch