Meaning of plutocracy

plu•toc•ra•cy

Pronunciation: (pl-tok'ru-sē), [key]
— pl. -cies.
  1. the rule or power of wealth or of the wealthy.
  2. a government or state in which the wealthy class rules.
  3. a class or group ruling, or exercising power or influence, by virtue of its wealth.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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