What is another word for plutocracy?

Pronunciation: [pluːtˈɒkɹəsi] (IPA)

Plutocracy is a term that refers to a society that is controlled by the wealthy elite. Synonyms for this word include "aristocracy" and "oligarchy". Aristocracy refers to a society governed by the highest social class, while oligarchy alludes to a government that is controlled by a small group of individuals. Other synonyms for plutocracy include "elitism" and "wealthocracy". Elitism is a term that refers to a society that is governed by a select few individuals who consider themselves superior to others, while wealthocracy represents a society in which wealth and power are concentrated in the hands of a few individuals. Regardless of the term used, the implications of a plutocratic society remain the same.

What are the hypernyms for Plutocracy?

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Usage examples for Plutocracy

I address myself to the British public through the medium of the Gleaner as the most liberal journal in London, and that most opposed to government by plutocracy.
"The Sins of Séverac Bablon"
Sax Rohmer
The American plutocracy has developed upon a superstructure of Puritanism, and therefore, in America, hypocrisy is necessary.
"The Book of Life: Vol. I Mind and Body; Vol. II Love and Society"
Upton Sinclair
The fight of our age is a fight against a plutocracy bred of Liberalism.
"Contemporary Socialism"
John Rae

Famous quotes with Plutocracy

  • People live with the illusion that we have a democratic system, but it's only the outward form of one. In reality we live in a plutocracy, a government of the rich.
    Jose Saramago
  • It means that, in fact, it's - whether fascist is the right word I don't know - more of a plutocracy than anything resembling a democracy; it has become a nation controlled by a very small, very wealthy elite.
    Peter Singer
  • Of all forms of tyranny the least attractive and the most vulgar is the tyranny of mere wealth, the tyranny of plutocracy.
    Theodore Roosevelt
  • We stand equally against government by a plutocracy and government by a mob.
    Theodore Roosevelt
  • The United States is dangerously close to being a plutocracy. A third of the private wealth is owned by less than 5 percent of the population.
    Pierre Stephen Robert Payne

Related words: plutocracy, kleptocracy, oligarchy, democracy, republic, monarchy

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