Definición de oligarch en Inglés


Pronunciación /ˈäləˌɡärk/ /ˈɑləˌɡɑrk/

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  • 1A ruler in an oligarchy.

    ‘The sense of individual identity of the oligarch is entirely located in the social structure of the oligarchy itself.’
    • ‘These cities were ruled by oligarchs who enjoyed the backing of the Roman authorities.’
    • ‘Kings and oligarchs are playing their last card: we can prevent their game.’
    • ‘In the Cuban view, freedom is the participation in power by the people rather than people trying to carve out limits on the exercise of power by oligarchs.’
    • ‘With this sense of national pride in place, the oligarchs were ready to administer sweeping reforms, the first of which ended the status of the samurai.’
    • ‘First of all, we have been supporting despots, dictators, and oligarchs in all those states for a variety of purposes.’
    • ‘When Cosimo took control of Florence in 1537, the old oligarchs tried to regain their political power by influencing the seventeen-year-old ruler.’
    • ‘In 1660 the regency was vested in the oligarchs, and they faced the problem of maintaining Sweden's status without the profits of war.’
  • 2(especially in Russia) a very rich business leader with a great deal of political influence.

    ‘We are starting to win back our country from the media, the oligarchs, the corrupt politicians.’
    • ‘The dictatorship of transnational corporations, ruled by financial oligarchs, must be ended.’
    • ‘By making their fortunes on the backs of common Russians, the oligarchs themselves are a pretty unsympathetic lot.’
    • ‘The article praises Vladimir Putin for fighting with oligarchs.’
    • ‘Putin has the opportunity to put an end to a number of Russian oligarchs, or at least to radically diminish their pernicious political role.’
    • ‘He predicts more such actions aimed at oligarchs who control strategic natural resources.’
    • ‘Nor will they benefit by being ruled by oligarchs from the western Ukraine rather than from the eastern Ukraine.’
    • ‘What many Russian oligarchs could only dream about over the last years has now become a reality.’
    • ‘The oligarchs are greatly resented by large numbers of Russians who did not benefit from the privatisation of state property.’
    • ‘It was about who rules Russia, the oligarchs or the Kremlin.’
    • ‘At the heart of the technocratic agenda was trade liberalization, which threatened the protectionist policies that had coddled the native oligarchs.’
    • ‘Flanked by a coterie of burly henchmen, the Russian oligarch promptly takes to one of the pitches intent on some shooting practice.’
    • ‘The oligarchs, those Kremlin-connected magnates who once dazzled the world with their riches, are reeling.’
    • ‘Western officials and banks worked with (and continue to work with) the new Russian oligarchs and their political allies.’
    • ‘Some have lost their status as a result of the August 1998 financial crisis but all of the original seven oligarchs are included here.’
    • ‘Rather, he manoeuvred and tried to reconcile his loyalty towards Putin with his support for the oligarchs.’
    • ‘The wealth of the Russian state was transferred not to the people but to a few oligarchs.’
    • ‘While oligarchs grow rich and a significant number of Russians are impoverished, a multipart economy has developed.’
    • ‘The Kremlin also gave indications that it would take action against other oligarchs.’
    • ‘Until late 1999, moreover, almost none of the oligarchs had done much to restructure or improve the assets they had acquired from the state.’


Late 19th century from Greek oligarkhēs, from oligoi ‘few’ + arkhein ‘to rule’.