Meaning of Oligarch

What is an Oligarch:

Oligarch is one of the people who have power within an oligarchy. An oligarch, therefore, is part of an oligarchic government in which a minority holds the political and / or economic power of a society.

This word is used in a negative or derogatory way. It comes from ancient Greek ὀλιγάρχης (oligarchs), word formed by ὀλίγος (oligos, in Spanish "few") and ἀρχός (arkhos, "chief", "ruler").

Aristotle used the term "oligarchy" as the rule of the rich, although this idea would literally correspond to the word "plutarchy."

Some words that have a similar meaning are "cacique" and "tyrant".

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