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A military or naval force, organization, or district, under a specified authority or jurisdiction
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  1. A military or naval force, organization, or district, under a specified authority or jurisdiction
  2. The post where the person in command is stationed
  3. Authority to command
One that is invested with this power, especially a government or body of government officials:
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  1. One that is invested with this power, especially a government or body of government officials:
  2. Persons, esp. in government, having the power or right to enforce orders, laws, etc.
  3. The power to enforce laws, exact obedience, command, determine, or judge.
The course along which a person or thing is moving or must move to reach a destination:
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  1. The course along which a person or thing is moving or must move to reach a destination:
  2. The management, supervision, or guidance of a group or operation:
  3. An authoritative order or command:
The departure from electrical neutrality at a point, or in a region, as by the accumulation, or deficit, of electrical particles: more electrons than normal produce a negative charge; fewer, a positive charge
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  1. The departure from electrical neutrality at a point, or in a region, as by the accumulation, or deficit, of electrical particles: more electrons than normal produce a negative charge; fewer, a positive charge
  2. A claim of wrongdoing; an accusation:
  3. The command to attack:
A draft signed by a person (the drawer or maker) that directs a bank (the drawee) to pay, on demand and without conditions, a specific sum of money to another person (the payee). Usually the funds are withdrawn from an account or a deposit that the drawer or maker has with the bank. Also called cheque. A draft signed by a person (the drawer or maker) that directs a bank (the drawee) to pay, on demand and without conditions, a specific sum of money to another person (the payee). Usually the funds are withdrawn from an account or a deposit that the drawer or maker has with the bank. Also called cheque.
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  1. A draft signed by a person (the drawer or maker) that directs a bank (the drawee) to pay, on demand and without conditions, a specific sum of money to another person (the payee). Usually the funds are withdrawn from an account or a deposit that the drawer or maker has with the bank. Also called cheque. A draft signed by a person (the drawer or maker) that directs a bank (the drawee) to pay, on demand and without conditions, a specific sum of money to another person (the payee). Usually the funds are withdrawn from an account or a deposit that the drawer or maker has with the bank. Also called cheque.
A raised margin along an edge used to confine or strengthen.
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  1. A raised margin along an edge used to confine or strengthen.
  2. A type of bit having such a chain or strap
  3. A market dealing in stocks and bonds not listed on the stock exchange
(Law) A period of time, fixed by statute, during which legal action can be brought, as for settling a claim
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  1. (Law) A period of time, fixed by statute, during which legal action can be brought, as for settling a claim
  2. Something that limits, as some factor in makeup which restricts the scope of a person's activity or accomplishment; qualification
  3. A shortcoming or defect:
A restricting or being restricted
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  1. A restricting or being restricted
  2. The action of restricting or the state of being restricted:
  3. Something that restricts; a regulation or limitation:
A tool or implement used to do or facilitate work, especially a small precision tool used by a professional:
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  1. A tool or implement used to do or facilitate work, especially a small precision tool used by a professional:
  2. Any of various devices for indicating or measuring conditions, performance, position, direction, etc. or, sometimes, for controlling operations, as in an aircraft
  3. One used by another to accomplish a purpose; a dupe.
Any mechanical (other) system used to keep one or more variable parameters constant, or within specified bounds.
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  1. Any mechanical (other) system used to keep one or more variable parameters constant, or within specified bounds.
A thick strand of real or synthetic hair used as part of a coiffure.
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  1. A thick strand of real or synthetic hair used as part of a coiffure.
  2. An abrupt, sharp, lashing movement, as with a switch
  3. A movable section of railroad track used in transferring a train from one set of tracks to another
A usually graduated disk or knob for controlling some function, as the selection of a TV channel or the temperature of an oven
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  1. A usually graduated disk or knob for controlling some function, as the selection of a TV channel or the temperature of an oven
  2. A graduated surface or face on which a measurement, such as speed, is indicated by a moving needle or pointer.
  3. A rotatable disk on a telephone with numbers and letters, used to signal the number to which a call is made.
A rounded control switch or dial.
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  1. A rounded control switch or dial.
  2. A handle, usually round, of a door, drawer, etc.
  3. A similar device which is turned to control operations of electronic or electrical equipment, as a radio or TV receiver
Any small disk, knob, etc. used as a fastening or ornament, as one put through a buttonhole on a garment
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  1. Any small disk, knob, etc. used as a fastening or ornament, as one put through a buttonhole on a garment
  2. (Comput.) On a computer screen, a stylized figure resembling a button or knob, that is clicked or touched so as to select an option or activate a function
  3. A usually round flat badge that bears a design or printed information and is typically pinned to a garment:
(Basketball) An area at each end of the court between the baseline and the foul line and including the jump-ball circle at the foul line:
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  1. (Basketball) An area at each end of the court between the baseline and the foul line and including the jump-ball circle at the foul line:
  2. Any of a set of levers, or the disks, buttons, etc. connected to them, pressed down in operating a piano, accordion, clarinet, typewriter, linotype, word processor, etc.
  3. (--- Music) A button or lever that is depressed with the finger to produce or modulate the sound of an instrument, such as a clarinet or piano.
A means to an end
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  1. A means to an end
  2. A means of accomplishing; a tool:
  3. A simple machine consisting of a bar that pivots on a fixed support, or fulcrum , and is used to transmit torque . A force applied by pushing down on one end of the lever results in a force pushing up at the other end. If the fulcrum is not positioned in the middle of the lever, then the force applied to one end will not yield the same force on the other, since the torque must be the same on either side of the fulcrum. Levers, like gears, can thus be used to increase the force available from a mechanical power source.
A thing like a handle in appearance or use
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  1. A thing like a handle in appearance or use
  2. A means of understanding or control:
  3. An alternate name or nickname, especially one chosen for self-identification on online forums or citizens band radio.
A switch, usually with two positions, actuated by moving a small lever ; an on/off switch.
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  1. A switch, usually with two positions, actuated by moving a small lever ; an on/off switch.
  2. A switch that uses a toggle joint with a spring to open or close an electric circuit as an attached lever is pushed through a small arc.
A person or group that sets standards of practice, especially those established by law.
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  1. A person or group that sets standards of practice, especially those established by law.
  2. A device used to maintain uniform speed in a machine; a governor.
  3. A mechanism for controlling or governing the movement of machinery, the flow of liquids, gases, electricity, steam, etc.; governor
One that controls:
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  1. One that controls:
  2. A person or device that controls
  3. The chief accounting officer with responsibility for internal auditing, as in a business, government (usually sp. comptroller), or institution
The elected head of any state of the U.S.
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  1. The elected head of any state of the U.S.
  2. (Chiefly British) Used as a form of polite address for a man.
  3. (--- Chiefly Brit.) The person in charge of an organization or institution, as a prison
A panel or board with instruments, gauges, etc. mounted on it, as in an automobile or airplane
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  1. A panel or board with instruments, gauges, etc. mounted on it, as in an automobile or airplane
  2. A flat, (usually) vertical surface onto which controls, instruments, and displays are mounted.
  3. A mounted array of instruments used to operate a machine, especially the dashboard of an automotive vehicle, aircraft, or motorboat.
A panel below the windshield, as in an automobile, containing the instrument panel
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  1. A panel below the windshield, as in an automobile, containing the instrument panel
  2. An upturned screen of wood or leather placed on the front of a horse-drawn carriage, sleigh or other vehicle that protected the driver from mud, debris, water and snow thrown up by the horse's hooves.
  3. A panel under the windshield of a vehicle, containing indicator dials, compartments, and sometimes control instruments.
The row or rows of keys of a piano, typewriter, linotype, computer terminal, etc.
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  1. The row or rows of keys of a piano, typewriter, linotype, computer terminal, etc.
  2. (Music) A row of levers that are depressed with the fingers to produce or modulate the sound of an instrument, such as a piano or organ.
  3. A musical instrument with a keyboard; esp., an electronic piano, synthesizer, etc. as employed in a rock or jazz group
The control of an activity, process, or machine from a distance, as by radioed instructions or coded signals.
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  1. The control of an activity, process, or machine from a distance, as by radioed instructions or coded signals.
  2. A hand-held device used to control the operation of a television set, garage door, etc. from a distance
To force into, or hold in, close bounds; confine
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  1. To force into, or hold in, close bounds; confine
  2. To produce in a forced or inhibited manner:
  3. To compel by physical, moral, or circumstantial force; oblige:
To produce a master copy of (an audio or video recording, for example).
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  1. To produce a master copy of (an audio or video recording, for example).
  2. To become master of; control, conquer, etc.
  3. (Now Rare) To rule or govern as master
To hold back or prevent by an act of volition:
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  1. To hold back or prevent by an act of volition:
  2. To press again.
  3. To control so strictly or severely as to prevent the natural development or expression of
(Rare) To use carefully; husband
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  1. (Rare) To use carefully; husband
  2. To have charge of; direct or administer:
  3. To continue to get along; carry on; cope:
To adjust (a mechanism) for accurate and proper functioning.
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  1. To adjust (a mechanism) for accurate and proper functioning.
  2. To put or maintain in order:
  3. To control, direct, or govern according to a rule, principle, or system; specif., to impose a body of regulations on a particular industry, type of business, etc.
To direct (the policies, actions, etc.) of; manage; regulate
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  1. To direct (the policies, actions, etc.) of; manage; regulate
  2. To direct the course of; steer:
  3. To serve as a guide.
To be situated in or occupy a position that is more elevated or decidedly superior to others.
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  1. To be situated in or occupy a position that is more elevated or decidedly superior to others.
  2. To control, govern, or rule by superior authority or power:
  3. To enjoy a commanding, controlling position in:
To cause to be able to grow or thrive:
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  1. To cause to be able to grow or thrive:
  2. To bring about; generate or effect:
  3. To cause (an institution, for example) to come into existence or begin operating; found; set up.
To give or undergo a diagnostic test or a test of quality, function, etc.
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  1. To give or undergo a diagnostic test or a test of quality, function, etc.
  2. To subject to a test; try
  3. To undergo a test.
To try something new, especially in order to gain experience:
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  1. To try something new, especially in order to gain experience:
  2. A test or procedure carried out under controlled conditions to determine the validity of a hypothesis or make a discovery.
  3. To conduct an experiment.
To order or cause a person or entity to carry out a course of action; more generally, to govern an enterprise or activity. Of a judge, the giving of a verbal instruction to a witness or jury to behave in a certain way, as in, “the witness is directed to answer yes or no to the questions” or “the jury is directed to disregard the defendant’s outburst.” To order or cause a person or entity to carry out a course of action; more generally, to govern an enterprise or activity. Of a judge, the giving of a verbal instruction to a witness or jury to behave in a certain way, as in, “the witness is directed to answer yes or no to the questions” or “the jury is directed to disregard the defendant’s outburst.”
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  1. To order or cause a person or entity to carry out a course of action; more generally, to govern an enterprise or activity. Of a judge, the giving of a verbal instruction to a witness or jury to behave in a certain way, as in, “the witness is directed to answer yes or no to the questions” or “the jury is directed to disregard the defendant’s outburst.” To order or cause a person or entity to carry out a course of action; more generally, to govern an enterprise or activity. Of a judge, the giving of a verbal instruction to a witness or jury to behave in a certain way, as in, “the witness is directed to answer yes or no to the questions” or “the jury is directed to disregard the defendant’s outburst.”
  2. To manage or regulate the business or affairs of; be in charge of:
  3. In a direct manner; directly
To have or exert strong authority or mastery.
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  1. To have or exert strong authority or mastery.
  2. To be situated in or occupy a position that is more elevated or decidedly superior to others.
  3. To control, govern, or rule by superior authority or power:
To require (a particular case or mood)
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  1. To require (a particular case or mood)
  2. To be a rule or law for; determine
  3. To exercise authority over; rule, administer, direct, control, manage, etc.
To exercise control, dominion, or direction over; govern:
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  1. To exercise control, dominion, or direction over; govern:
  2. To have authority over; govern; direct
  3. To exercise control; for example, Diane’s parents rule with an iron fist.
To gather (stamps, books, etc.) as a hobby
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  1. To gather (stamps, books, etc.) as a hobby
  2. To call for (someone); pick up:
  3. To come together in a group or mass; gather:
To create or produce (a literary or musical piece).
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  1. To create or produce (a literary or musical piece).
  2. To create (a musical or literary work)
  3. To produce (printed matter) as by computer, photocomposition, etc.
To hold or keep within limits; restrain:
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  1. To hold or keep within limits; restrain:
  2. To have in it; hold, enclose, or include
  3. To be capable of holding:
(Informal) In a casual manner; nonchalantly:
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  1. (Informal) In a casual manner; nonchalantly:
  2. In a cool manner
  3. To become cool or colder
(Intransitive, idiomatic) To decrease in intensity of anger, agitation, or excitement.
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To regulate the speed of (an automobile, etc.) by means of a governor
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  1. To regulate the speed of (an automobile, etc.) by means of a governor
  2. To control the speed or magnitude of; regulate:
  3. To exercise authority over; rule, administer, direct, control, manage, etc.
To put or maintain in order:
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  1. To put or maintain in order:
  2. To control or direct according to rule, principle, or law.
  3. To control, direct, or govern according to a rule, principle, or system; specif., to impose a body of regulations on a particular industry, type of business, etc.
An accepted source of expert information or advice:
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  1. An accepted source of expert information or advice:
  2. A conclusive statement or decision that may be taken as a guide or precedent.
  3. The power to enforce laws, exact obedience, command, determine, or judge.
(Comput.) A request entered by means of a keyboard, mouse, etc. to have a particular function performed
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  1. (Comput.) A request entered by means of a keyboard, mouse, etc. to have a particular function performed
  2. Authority to command
  3. Power to control or dominate by position
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.
A name formerly used for certain self-governing nations of the Commonwealth
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  1. A name formerly used for certain self-governing nations of the Commonwealth
  2. A territory or sphere of influence or control; a realm.
  3. Rule or power to rule; sovereign authority; sovereignty
The administering of justice; authority or legal power to hear and decide cases
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  1. The administering of justice; authority or legal power to hear and decide cases
  2. The geographical area within which a government’s or a court’s power may be applied.
  3. The authority of a sovereign power to govern or legislate.
The status of master or ruler; control:
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  1. The status of master or ruler; control:
  2. Masterly ability; expert skill or knowledge
  3. Full command of a subject of study:
Great power or force, as of a nation or army.
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  1. Great power or force, as of a nation or army.
  2. Strength or power of any degree
  3. Physical strength:
The rate at which work is done, or energy expended, per unit time. Power is usually measured in watts (especially for electrical power) or horsepower (especially for mechanical power). For a path conducting electrical current, such as a component in an electric circuit, P = VI, where P is the power dissipated along the path, V is the voltage across the path, and I is the current through the path.
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  1. The rate at which work is done, or energy expended, per unit time. Power is usually measured in watts (especially for electrical power) or horsepower (especially for mechanical power). For a path conducting electrical current, such as a component in an electric circuit, P = VI, where P is the power dissipated along the path, V is the voltage across the path, and I is the current through the path.
  2. National might or political strength
  3. The ability or capacity to act or do something effectively:
(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:
The post where the person in command is stationed
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  1. The post where the person in command is stationed
  2. Ability to control or use; mastery:
  3. Possession and exercise of the authority to command:
(Physiology) The superior development of or preference for one side of the body or one of a pair of organs; such as being right-handed.
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  1. (Physiology) The superior development of or preference for one side of the body or one of a pair of organs; such as being right-handed.
  2. The state of being dominant; of prime importance; supremacy.
  3. Being in a position of power, authority or ascendancy over others.
Control or power over another or others.
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  1. Control or power over another or others.
  2. (Christianity) The fourth of the nine orders of angels in medieval angelology.
  3. A dominating or being dominated; rule; control; ascendancy
A governed territory or country
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  1. A governed territory or country
  2. A self-governing nation under the nominal rule of the British monarch.
  3. Rule or power to rule; sovereign authority; sovereignty
Ascendancy or victory in struggle or competition; the upper hand
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  1. Ascendancy or victory in struggle or competition; the upper hand
  2. Mastership; rule; control
  3. Full command of a subject of study:
Royal power, authority, or rule; sovereignty
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  1. Royal power, authority, or rule; sovereignty
  2. The period of rule, dominance, sway, etc.
  3. Dominance or widespread influence:
A generalized statement that describes what is true in most or all cases:
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  1. A generalized statement that describes what is true in most or all cases:
  2. Government; reign; control
  3. A statute or regulation governing the court process:
Influence or control:
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  1. Influence or control:
  2. Influence, force, or control
  3. Sovereign power or authority; rule; dominion
The act of administering; management; specif., the management of governmental or institutional affairs
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  1. The act of administering; management; specif., the management of governmental or institutional affairs
  2. The act or process of administering, especially the management of a government or large institution.
  3. The officials in the executive branch of a government and their policies and principles
An authoritative order or command:
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  1. An authoritative order or command:
  2. The act of directing; management; supervision
  3. The management, supervision, or guidance of a group or operation:
The specific system by which a political system is ruled.
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  1. The specific system by which a political system is ruled.
  2. The state of being governed.
  3. The process, or the power, of governing; government or administration.
Exercise of authority in a political unit; rule.
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  1. Exercise of authority in a political unit; rule.
  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.
An established or prescribed standard for action; an authoritative principal; the general norm for conduct in a specific kind of situation; a principle, standard, or regulation that governs the internal workings of a court or an agency. An established or prescribed standard for action; an authoritative principal; the general norm for conduct in a specific kind of situation; a principle, standard, or regulation that governs the internal workings of a court or an agency.
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  1. An established or prescribed standard for action; an authoritative principal; the general norm for conduct in a specific kind of situation; a principle, standard, or regulation that governs the internal workings of a court or an agency. An established or prescribed standard for action; an authoritative principal; the general norm for conduct in a specific kind of situation; a principle, standard, or regulation that governs the internal workings of a court or an agency.
  2. A statute or regulation governing the court process:
  3. Government; reign; control
(Canada) A tract of land set apart for the use of an Aboriginal group; Indian reserve (compare US reservation.)
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  1. (Canada) A tract of land set apart for the use of an Aboriginal group; Indian reserve (compare US reservation.)
  2. (Military) A body of troops kept in the rear of an army drawn up for battle, reserved to support the other lines as occasion may require; a force or body of troops kept for an exigency.
  3. Personnel or units in the armed forces not on active duty but subject to call; militia
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  1. (Uncountable) control or caution; reserve
  2. The condition of being restrained, especially the condition of losing one's freedom:
  3. Control of emotions, impulses, etc.; reserve; constraint
The quality or state, or an instance, of being reticent; reserve
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  1. The quality or state, or an instance, of being reticent; reserve
The control of oneself; the ability to master one's desires and impulses
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  1. The control of oneself; the ability to master one's desires and impulses
Restraint imposed on oneself by oneself; self-control
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  1. Restraint imposed on oneself by oneself; self-control
  2. Restraint of one's emotions, desires, or inclinations; self-control.
The trait of being taciturn.
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