Antedating of "Plutocrat"

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sun Jan 30 21:48:01 UTC 2005

plutocrat (OED 1850)

1841 _Times_ 23 Apr. 5  Conservatism ... is not the creed of the
aristocrat or the plutocrat, who regard the distinctions of rank, the
privileges of place, or the rights of property, as the things best worth

Fred Shapiro

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