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Oligarchy (Greek, "rule of a few") as used by Plato and Aristotle denotes the rule of a small exclusive class, who make use of their power only to promote their own interests. Oligarchy is the corrupted form corresponding to aristocracy, "rule of the best." [Government.] Most of the mediaeval Italian towns afforded at some period of their history typical examples of oligarchies.

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
John 3:16