noun (plutocrac, ies)
Etymology: From Ancient Greek (polytonic, ) (ploutokratia) "rule of the wealthy" < (polytonic, ) (ploutokrateÅ) "I rule through wealth" < (polytonic, á) (ploutos) "wealth" + (polytonic, ) (krateÅ) "I rule" < (polytonic, ) (kratos) "power, might".
- government, Government by the wealthy.
- A controlling class of the wealthy.
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