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Plutocracy

PLUTOCRACY (Gr. xXovroKparta, from TrXoDros, wealth, and Kparos, power), government or power exercised by the possessors of wealth, power obtained by the mere possession of riches; hence a body or ruling class whose influence is due only to their money.

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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