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What is right, or just, lawful, morally good, proper, correct, etc.
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  1. What is right, or just, lawful, morally good, proper, correct, etc.
  2. A turn in the direction of the right hand or side.
  3. (Baseball) Right field.
Something that authorizes; a sanction.
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  1. Something that authorizes; a sanction.
  2. (Uncountable) Permission.
  3. Legal power or right; sanction
The limits or territory within which authority may be exercised.
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  1. The limits or territory within which authority may be exercised.
  2. (Law) The right of a court to hear a particular case, based on the scope of its authority over the type of case and the parties to the case.
  3. The power or right to exercise authority.
The quality of how good the reputation of something or someone is, how favourably something or someone is regarded.
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  1. The quality of how good the reputation of something or someone is, how favourably something or someone is regarded.
  2. Great respect or importance:
  3. The level of respect at which a person or thing is regarded by others; standing:
The force with which an object near the Earth or another celestial body is attracted toward the center of the body by gravity. An object's weight depends on its mass and the strength of the gravitational pull. The weight of an object in an aircraft flying at high altitude is less than its weight at sea level, since the strength of gravity decreases with increasing distance from the Earth's surface. The SI unit of weight is the newton, though units of mass such as grams or kilograms are used more informally to denote the weight of some mass, understood as the force acting on it in a gravitational field with a strength of one G. The pound is also still used as a unit of weight.
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  1. The force with which an object near the Earth or another celestial body is attracted toward the center of the body by gravity. An object's weight depends on its mass and the strength of the gravitational pull. The weight of an object in an aircraft flying at high altitude is less than its weight at sea level, since the strength of gravity decreases with increasing distance from the Earth's surface. The SI unit of weight is the newton, though units of mass such as grams or kilograms are used more informally to denote the weight of some mass, understood as the force acting on it in a gravitational field with a strength of one G. The pound is also still used as a unit of weight.
  2. The greater part; preponderance:
  3. A system of such measures:
  1. The state or quality of being confident in oneself.
  2. Confidence in oneself, or in one's own ability, talent, etc.
The domain or position of officials
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  1. The domain or position of officials
  2. The people elected to government or employed in the civil service
  3. Officials collectively
(Proper) A book of the Bible telling the history of the Jews from the death of Joshua to the birth of Samuel
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  1. (Proper) A book of the Bible telling the history of the Jews from the death of Joshua to the birth of Samuel
A surname​ for someone who worked or lived in a court.
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  1. A surname​ for someone who worked or lived in a court.
  2. The building or other locale where a judge or judges adjudicate legal disputes.
  3. An ecclesiastical court.
(Archaic) The regulation within a community of morals, safety, sanitation, etc.; public order; law enforcement
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  1. (Archaic) The regulation within a community of morals, safety, sanitation, etc.; public order; law enforcement
  2. The governmental department (of a city, state, etc.) organized for keeping order, enforcing the law, and preventing, detecting, and prosecuting crimes
  3. A body of government employees trained in methods of law enforcement and crime prevention and detection and authorized to maintain the peace, safety, and order of the community.
The act or process of governing, especially the control and administration of public policy in a political unit.
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  1. The act or process of governing, especially the control and administration of public policy in a political unit.
  2. The exercise of authority over a state, district, organization, institution, etc.; direction; control; rule; management
  3. In criminal cases, the prosecution is occasionally referred to as the government.
The act or process of administering, especially the management of a government or large institution.
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  1. The act or process of administering, especially the management of a government or large institution.
  2. The management and settlement of the estate of an intestate or of a testator who has no executor by a person appointed by the court.
  3. The officials in the executive branch of a government and their policies and principles
A body of official advisors to a president, king, governor, etc.: in the U.S., composed of the heads of the various governmental departments
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  1. A body of official advisors to a president, king, governor, etc.: in the U.S., composed of the heads of the various governmental departments
  2. A body of persons appointed by a head of state or a prime minister to head the executive departments of the government and to act as official advisers.
  3. (Politics, often capitalized) In parliamentary and some other systems of government, the group of ministers responsible for creating government policy and for overseeing the departments comprising the executive branch.
The person, group of people, or branch of government empowered and required to administer the laws and affairs of a nation
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  1. The person, group of people, or branch of government empowered and required to administer the laws and affairs of a nation
  2. The chief officer of a government, state, or political division.
  3. The branch of government charged with putting into effect a country's laws and the administering of its functions.
A person with a high degree of skill in or knowledge of a certain subject.
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  1. A person with a high degree of skill in or knowledge of a certain subject.
  2. An individual of recognized knowledge in a particular topic, typically confirmed by academic standing and publications, who is called upon by one of the parties to testify in court as to his or her opinion of the underlying facts. Also referred to as expert witness. An individual of recognized knowledge in a particular topic, typically confirmed by academic standing and publications, who is called upon by one of the parties to testify in court as to his or her opinion of the underlying facts. Also referred to as expert witness.
  3. A person who is very skillful or highly trained and informed in some special field
A learned person.
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  1. A learned person.
  2. A specialist in a particular branch of learning, esp. in the humanities
  3. A specialist in a given branch of knowledge:
One who specializes especially professionally in the evaluation and appreciation of literary or artistic works:
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  1. One who specializes especially professionally in the evaluation and appreciation of literary or artistic works:
  2. Such a person whose profession is to write or broadcast such judgments of books, music, paintings, sculpture, plays, films, television, etc., as for a newspaper
  3. A person who forms and expresses judgments of people or things according to certain standards or values
One who earns a living in a given or implied occupation:
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  1. One who earns a living in a given or implied occupation:
  2. A person who engages in some art, sport, etc. for money, esp. as a means of livelihood, rather than as a hobby
  3. A skilled practitioner; an expert.
A military unit, post, district, or region under the control of one officer.
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  1. A military unit, post, district, or region under the control of one officer.
  2. (Comput.) A request entered by means of a keyboard, mouse, etc. to have a particular function performed
  3. Power to control or dominate by position
A standard of comparison for checking or verifying the results of an experiment. In an experiment to test the effectiveness of a new drug, for example, one group of subjects (the control group) receives an inactive substance or placebo , while a comparison group receives the drug being tested.
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  1. A standard of comparison for checking or verifying the results of an experiment. In an experiment to test the effectiveness of a new drug, for example, one group of subjects (the control group) receives an inactive substance or placebo , while a comparison group receives the drug being tested.
  2. The act or fact of controlling; power to direct or regulate; ability to use effectively
  3. Authority or ability to manage or direct:
A dominating or being dominated; rule; control; ascendancy
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  1. A dominating or being dominated; rule; control; ascendancy
  2. Control or power over another or others.
  3. The exercise of such control or power.
Control or the exercise of control; sovereignty:
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  1. Control or the exercise of control; sovereignty:
  2. A territory or sphere of influence or control; a realm.
  3. Rule or power to rule; sovereign authority; sovereignty
  1. The authority of a sovereign power to govern or legislate.
  2. The administering of justice; authority or legal power to hear and decide cases
  3. The geographical area within which a government’s or a court’s power may be applied.
Masterly ability; expert skill or knowledge
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  1. Masterly ability; expert skill or knowledge
  2. Full command of a subject of study:
  3. The status of master or ruler; control:
Great or superior strength, power, force, or vigor
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  1. Great or superior strength, power, force, or vigor
  2. Strength or power of any degree
  3. Physical strength:
The ability to control others; authority; sway; influence
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  1. The ability to control others; authority; sway; influence
  2. The ability or capacity to act or do something effectively:
  3. National might or political strength
(Obs.) Priority or precedence
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  1. (Obs.) Priority or precedence
  2. A prior or exclusive right or privilege, esp. one peculiar to a rank, class, etc.
  3. The exclusive right and power to command, decide, rule, or judge:
Supreme dominion or authority; the total and supreme power of an independent state. Supreme dominion or authority; the total and supreme power of an independent state.
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  1. Supreme dominion or authority; the total and supreme power of an independent state. Supreme dominion or authority; the total and supreme power of an independent state.
  2. Royal rank, authority, or power.
  3. The status, dominion, rule, or power of a sovereign
Influence or control:
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  1. Influence or control:
  2. Influence, force, or control
  3. Sovereign power or authority; rule; dominion
A person's word, opinion, assurance, etc.
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  1. A person's word, opinion, assurance, etc.
  2. An expression of permission or approval:
  3. The right or authority to decide:
(Sports) A referee or umpire.
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  1. (Sports) A referee or umpire.
  2. One who holds an office or position, especially one who acts in a subordinate capacity for an institution such as a corporation or governmental agency.
  3. A person holding office, esp. public office
A talent or natural ability for something:
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  1. A talent or natural ability for something:
  2. (Archaic) What a person is trained to do
  3. The teachers and instructors of a school or college, or of one of its divisions, especially those considered permanent, full-time employees.
A court’s order directing a lower court or judicial officer to perform a particular action.
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  1. A court’s order directing a lower court or judicial officer to perform a particular action.
  2. In Roman law, a commission or contract by which a person undertakes to do something for another, without recompense but with indemnity against loss
  3. An authoritative order or command, esp. a written one
What is right, or just, lawful, morally good, proper, correct, etc.
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  1. What is right, or just, lawful, morally good, proper, correct, etc.
  2. A turn in the direction of the right hand or side.
  3. (Baseball) Right field.
Sufficient means for a comfortable existence.
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  1. Sufficient means for a comfortable existence.
  2. The ability to do something well or efficiently.
  3. (Linguistics) The knowledge that enables one to speak and understand a language.
Competence.
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  1. Competence.
  2. A skill or ability.
(Racket Sports, Handball) A score made by a serve that one's opponent fails to touch
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  1. (Racket Sports, Handball) A score made by a serve that one's opponent fails to touch
  2. (Golf) The act of hitting the ball so that it goes into the hole on the drive; hole in one
  3. A serve that one's opponent fails to hit.
A highly skilled person; an expert:
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  1. A highly skilled person; an expert:
  2. A person who is highly skilled in some field of knowledge or work; expert
A person skilled in a particular activity; an expert:
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  1. A person skilled in a particular activity; an expert:
  2. (Brit., Informal) An expert
A person with a high degree of skill in or knowledge of a certain subject.
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  1. A person with a high degree of skill in or knowledge of a certain subject.
  2. An individual of recognized knowledge in a particular topic, typically confirmed by academic standing and publications, who is called upon by one of the parties to testify in court as to his or her opinion of the underlying facts. Also referred to as expert witness. An individual of recognized knowledge in a particular topic, typically confirmed by academic standing and publications, who is called upon by one of the parties to testify in court as to his or her opinion of the underlying facts. Also referred to as expert witness.
  3. A person who is very skillful or highly trained and informed in some special field
A person, esp. a man, who rules others or has control, authority, or power over something
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  1. A person, esp. a man, who rules others or has control, authority, or power over something
  2. The owner or keeper of an animal:
  3. A special official appointed by a court to assist it, typically by making findings or rulings pertaining to matters specified by the court, typically, a “master” in divorce or custody, or a “master” to render an accounting; sometimes referred to as a “special master”.
(Freemasonry) Someone who has previously been a master at a given lodge.
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  1. (Freemasonry) Someone who has previously been a master at a given lodge.
  2. A person who formerly held the position of master, as in a lodge or club
  3. Alternative form of past master.
A person who engages in some art, sport, etc. for money, esp. as a means of livelihood, rather than as a hobby
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  1. A person who engages in some art, sport, etc. for money, esp. as a means of livelihood, rather than as a hobby
  2. One who earns a living in a given or implied occupation:
  3. A skilled practitioner; an expert.
A person who exhibits such competence; an expert.
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  1. A person who exhibits such competence; an expert.
  2. An expert
A magician; conjurer; sorcerer
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  1. A magician; conjurer; sorcerer
  2. One who practices magic; a sorcerer or magician.
  3. A skilled or clever person:
A whirring or hissing sound, as of an object speeding through air.
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  1. A whirring or hissing sound, as of an object speeding through air.
  2. A whizzing sound or movement
  3. (--- Informal) A person who is very quick, adroit, or skilled at something; expert
  1. Cracker Jack
  2. (Slang) A person or thing of recognized excellence
A small flatfish of the family Pleuronectidae, especially Limanda limanda; a flounder.
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  1. A small flatfish of the family Pleuronectidae, especially Limanda limanda; a flounder.
  2. (US) A sand dab, a small flatfish of genus Citharichthys.
  3. A small, soft or moist bit of something
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