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plutocrat (n.)

"person who rules or sways a community or society by virtue of his wealth; person possessing power or influence solely or mainly on account of his riches," 1838, a back-formation from plutocracy. Related: Plutocratic (1843); plutocratical (1833).

updated on July 18, 2020

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Definitions of plutocrat from WordNet

plutocrat (n.)
someone who exercises power by virtue of wealth;
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.