Definitions for Plutocracypluˈtɒk rə si

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

plu•toc•ra•cypluˈtɒk rə si(n.)(pl.)-cies.

  1. the rule or power of wealth or of the wealthy.

    Category: Government

  2. a government or state in which the wealthy class rules.

    Category: Government

  3. a class or group exercising power by virtue of its wealth.

    Category: Government

Origin of plutocracy:

1645–55; < Gk ploutokratía=ploûto(s) wealth +-kratia -cracy

plu`to•crat′ic

Princeton's WordNet

  1. plutocracy(noun)

    a political system governed by the wealthy people

Wiktionary

  1. plutocracy(Noun)

    Government by the wealthy.

  2. plutocracy(Noun)

    A controlling class of the wealthy.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Plutocracy(noun)

    a form of government in which the supreme power is lodged in the hands of the wealthy classes; government by the rich; also, a controlling or influential class of rich men

Freebase

  1. Plutocracy

    Plutocracy, also known as plutonomy or plutarchy, is rule by the wealthy. Its first known use was in 1652. Unlike systems such as democracy or anarchism, plutocracy is not rooted in an established political philosophy and has no formal advocates. The concept of plutocracy may be advocated by the wealthy classes of a society in an indirect or surreptitious fashion, though the term itself is almost always used in a pejorative sense.


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