What does the word plutocracy mean?

Usage examples for plutocracy

  1. 13. Plutocracy, new, faults of, i. – Rousseau Volumes I. and II. by John Morley
  2. A crowded season; much animation in Parliament, where the government, to its own amazement, had rather gained than lost ground; industrial trouble at home, and foreign complications abroad; and in London the steady growth of a new plutocracy, the result, so far, of American wealth and American brides. – The Marriage of William Ashe by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  3. The American plutocracy must carry on. – The American Empire by Scott Nearing