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PLUTOCRACY (Gr. irXovroKparia, from i...

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Originally appearing in Volume V21, Page 861 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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PLUTOCRACY (Gr. irXovroKparia, from irXoirros, 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.
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