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Topic: GOVERNMENT

Date: 1600-1700
Language: Greek
Origin: ploutokratia, from ploutos 'wealth' + -kratia '-cracy'

plutocracy

noun
     
plu‧toc‧ra‧cy plural plutocracies [countable]
PG a ruling class or government that consists of rich people, or a country that is governed by rich people
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