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plutocracy

noun uk   /pluːˈtɒk.rə.si/ us    /-ˈtɑː.krə-/

plutocracy noun (SYSTEM)

[U] a system of government in which the richest people in a country rule or have power: It's time we put an end to plutocracy. [C] a country where the richest people have power

plutocracy noun (PEOPLE)

[S, + sing/pl verb] the richest people in a country who have power in it
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