Definition of oligarchic in English:



  • See oligarchy

    • ‘Maybe in some aspects such as corruption, bureaucratization, and the domination of superpowerful oligarchic groups, the situation is probably worse than it was before.’
    • ‘He was defending the mixed system that existed in the Britain of his day - a combination of aristocratic, commercial, oligarchic, and democratic elements.’
    • ‘Whereas the protection racket dominates Russian business at the street level, the government serves as the roof for oligarchic businesses that have their own security and are thus not vulnerable to crude racketeering.’
    • ‘Having collected less than 5 percent of the vote each, they have been ejected from the Duma, despite the massive cash infusions by the various oligarchic clans and their active campaign in mass media.’
    • ‘The question is posed, will the working class be thrust back under the oligarchic and authoritarian boot of big business or will working people take the political lead in reorganizing society on a democratic and socialist basis?’
    • ‘This oligarchic social structure is increasingly maintained by means of repressive laws, police violence and racism.’
    • ‘It will spur corruption and create an oligarchic elite that opposes the emergence of competitive markets.’
    • ‘The open consolidation of American oligarchic rule has put paid to all that.’
    • ‘Using this as a basis, the oligarchic man resembles the oligarchy in many ways, such as prizing money above everything else, gratifying only his desires and refusing to make expenditures for anything else.’
    • ‘A fragile center-right parliamentary majority emerged, composed of free-market liberals, conservative nationalists, and parties with ties to oligarchic clans and big business.’
    • ‘Not one of the speakers related the assault on democratic rights to the increasingly oligarchic structure of American society, in which economic and political power is concentrated in the hands of a wealthy elite.’
    • ‘The new president, like the old, is a representative of some 100 oligarchic families who have long monopolized wealth and power in Bolivia.’
    • ‘The current system represents the end of oligarchic capitalism in Russia.’
    • ‘In so far as we can infer the Buddha's own preferences, they were for the sort of oligarchic egalitarian or republican political organization that seems to have held among his own people.’
    • ‘By the time of the 2000 election, the concentration of wealth in the hands of an oligarchic elite had reached unprecedented proportions.’
    • ‘Could this oligarchic enterprise fund the production of truly subversive art?’
    • ‘These new private capitalists developed into oligarchic clans to protect their members and compete with the others.’
    • ‘This reading certainly invites us to look at Timon as an early modern critique of the growing and rapacious power of capitalism, which robs the aristocracy of its idealized form of patriarchy, based upon oligarchic, homosocial bonds.’
    • ‘With the institution of privatization programmes around the world in the 1980s and the end of the Cold War, the welfare state has been dismantled while the oligarchic state has emerged unscathed.’
    • ‘With Athens’ defeat its own propertied class, backed by Sparta, imposed an oligarchic constitution.’