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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.

“Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.”
Hebrews 4:16