noun, plural ol·i·gar·chies.
- A form of government in which all power is vested in a few persons or in a dominant class or clique; government by the few.
- A state or organization so ruled.
- The persons or class so ruling.
This week, a peer-reviewed, scientific study concluded that the United States of America's form of government is, in fact, not a Democracy, as many have been lead to believe. It is also not a Democratic Republic, as various political and social pedants like to point out, from time to time. It is, in irrefutable and indisputable fact, an oligarchy.