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The period of reigning of a particular ruler or government
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  1. The period of reigning of a particular ruler or government
  2. A statute or regulation governing the court process:
  3. 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.
An individual or group used as a standard of comparison in a scientific experiment, as a group of subjects given an inactive substance in an experiment testing a new drug administered to another group of subjects.
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  1. An individual or group used as a standard of comparison in a scientific experiment, as a group of subjects given an inactive substance in an experiment testing a new drug administered to another group of subjects.
  2. The act or fact of controlling; power to direct or regulate; ability to use effectively
  3. Authority or ability to manage or direct:
Authority to command
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  1. Authority to command
  2. A military or naval force, organization, or district, under a specified authority or jurisdiction
  3. Power to control or dominate by position
A rule issued by an administrative agency or a local governmental body prescribing conditions or authorizations that must be followed by the public or by public utilities; the process of controlling by restrictions or rules. A rule issued by an administrative agency or a local governmental body prescribing conditions or authorizations that must be followed by the public or by public utilities; the process of controlling by restrictions or rules.
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  1. A rule issued by an administrative agency or a local governmental body prescribing conditions or authorizations that must be followed by the public or by public utilities; the process of controlling by restrictions or rules. A rule issued by an administrative agency or a local governmental body prescribing conditions or authorizations that must be followed by the public or by public utilities; the process of controlling by restrictions or rules.
  2. A principle, rule, or law designed to control or govern conduct.
  3. The act of regulating or the state of being regulated.
The executive branch of a government.
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  1. The executive branch of a government.
  2. The act or process of administering, especially the management of a government or large institution.
  3. The activity of a government or state in the exercise of its powers and duties.
The administration of government through departments and subdivisions managed by sets of appointed officials following an inflexible routine
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  1. The administration of government through departments and subdivisions managed by sets of appointed officials following an inflexible routine
  2. Administration of a government chiefly through bureaus or departments staffed with nonelected officials.
  3. The concentration of authority in a complex structure of administrative bureaus
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 act of directing; management; supervision
  3. The management, supervision, or guidance of a group or operation:
Fair dealing under widely held moral principles, often embodied in court precedents; a body of common law founded on such principles, providing special remedies, such as injunctions, in cases where monetary damages are not available or will not suffice. Fair dealing under widely held moral principles, often embodied in court precedents; a body of common law founded on such principles, providing special remedies, such as injunctions, in cases where monetary damages are not available or will not suffice.
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  1. Fair dealing under widely held moral principles, often embodied in court precedents; a body of common law founded on such principles, providing special remedies, such as injunctions, in cases where monetary damages are not available or will not suffice. Fair dealing under widely held moral principles, often embodied in court precedents; a body of common law founded on such principles, providing special remedies, such as injunctions, in cases where monetary damages are not available or will not suffice.
  2. (Law) Resort to general principles of fairness and justice whenever existing law is inadequate
  3. The state or quality of being just and fair.
A self-governing nation under the nominal rule of the British monarch.
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  1. A self-governing nation under the nominal rule of the British monarch.
  2. A territory or sphere of influence or control; a realm.
  3. Rule or power to rule; sovereign authority; sovereignty
Influence or control:
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  1. Influence or control:
  2. Influence, force, or control
  3. Sovereign power or authority; rule; dominion
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. Power or influence resulting from knowledge, prestige, etc.
  3. The power to enforce laws, exact obedience, command, determine, or judge.
A court’s authority over persons or property brought before or appearing before it.
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  1. A court’s authority over persons or property brought before or appearing before it.
  2. Authority or power in general
  3. The power wielded by a government over its subjects, their property, and the land and natural resources within its boundaries.
The predominance of one state or social group over others.
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  1. The predominance of one state or social group over others.
A relation between states in which a subservient nation has its own government, but is unable to take international action independent of the superior state.
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  1. A relation between states in which a subservient nation has its own government, but is unable to take international action independent of the superior state.
  2. The position or power of a suzerain
Royal rank, authority, or power.
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  1. Royal rank, authority, or power.
  2. The status, dominion, rule, or power of a sovereign
  3. Supremacy of authority or rule as exercised by a sovereign or sovereign state.
(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:
Political or governmental organization
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  1. Political or governmental organization
  2. A specific form of church government
  3. A society or institution with an organized government; state; body politic
The capacity of a system or machine to operate:
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  1. The capacity of a system or machine to operate:
  2. The ability to control others; authority; sway; influence
  3. The military strength or economic or political influence of a nation or other group:
The person or persons who control or direct a business or other enterprise.
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  1. The person or persons who control or direct a business or other enterprise.
  2. (Uncountable, management) Administration; the process or practice of managing.
  3. The act, manner, or practice of managing; handling, supervision, or control:
(Countable) (A document giving) formal sanction, permission or warrant.
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  1. (Countable) (A document giving) formal sanction, permission or warrant.
  2. (Countable) An act of authorizing.
  3. Legal power or right; sanction
The giving of protection or support; sponsorship; all of the clients or customers of a business; clientele; political favors, such as appointing to governmental positions in exchange for political support. The giving of protection or support; sponsorship; all of the clients or customers of a business; clientele; political favors, such as appointing to governmental positions in exchange for political support.
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  1. The giving of protection or support; sponsorship; all of the clients or customers of a business; clientele; political favors, such as appointing to governmental positions in exchange for political support. The giving of protection or support; sponsorship; all of the clients or customers of a business; clientele; political favors, such as appointing to governmental positions in exchange for political support.
  2. The offices, etc. thus distributed
  3. The power to appoint to office or grant other favors, esp. political ones
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. Mastership; rule; control
The state or quality of being predominant; preponderance.
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  1. The state or quality of being predominant; preponderance.
An instance of this
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  1. An instance of this
  2. The state of being superior
  3. The state or quality of being superior, or higher, greater, better, etc.
The act, process, or function of supervising.
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  1. The act, process, or function of supervising.
The collective body of magistrates.
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  1. The collective body of magistrates.
  2. The office or dignity of a magistrate.
  3. The position, office, function, or term of a magistrate
Power over all others.
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  1. Power over all others.
  2. Supreme power or authority.
  3. The quality or state of being supreme
Control or power over another or others.
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  1. Control or power over another or others.
  2. A dominating or being dominated; rule; control; ascendancy
  3. The exercise of such control or power.
Superiority in weight, force, importance, or influence.
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  1. Superiority in weight, force, importance, or influence.
Superiority or decisive advantage; domination:
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  1. Superiority or decisive advantage; domination:
  2. A position in which one has control or power; supremacy; domination
The ability of a person or group to produce effects indirectly by means of power based on wealth, high position, etc.
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  1. The ability of a person or group to produce effects indirectly by means of power based on wealth, high position, etc.
  2. A power affecting a person, thing, or course of events, especially one that operates without any direct or apparent effort:
  3. (Astrol.) The flowing of an ethereal fluid or power from the stars, affecting people's character and actions
The chief administrative body of the church.
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  1. The chief administrative body of the church.
  2. The office of president of a republic.
  3. The office of President of the U.S.
Intrigue or maneuvering within a political unit or a group in order to gain control or power:
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  1. Intrigue or maneuvering within a political unit or a group in order to gain control or power:
  2. (Countable) A methodology and activities associated with running a government, an organization, or a movement.
  3. The art or science of government or governing, especially the governing of a political entity, such as a nation, and the administration and control of its internal and external affairs.
Any of the territorial and political units that together constitute a federal government, as in the U.S.
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  1. Any of the territorial and political units that together constitute a federal government, as in the U.S.
  2. (Physics) The condition of a physical system with regard to phase, form, composition, or structure:
  3. The supreme public power within a sovereign political entity:
  1. Statesmanship
  2. The skills of being a statesman, of leading a country well; statesmanship.
  3. The skill entailed in leading a state or country.
(Politics) A type of government that rules temporarily.
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The term of office of an executive officer or body.
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  1. The term of office of an executive officer or body.
  2. The activity of a government or state in the exercise of its powers and duties.
  3. 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.
A set of pieces that work together in unison as a mechanism or device.
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  1. A set of pieces that work together in unison as a mechanism or device.
  2. A congregation of people in one place for a purpose.
  3. The act of putting together such set of pieces.
(Canada) A legislative building.
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  1. (Canada) A legislative building.
  2. A body of persons given the responsibility and power to make laws for a country or state; specif., the lawmaking body of a U.S. state, corresponding to the U.S. Congress
A single meeting, as of a political party or other group.
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  1. A single meeting, as of a political party or other group.
  2. A formal assembly, conference, or meeting of delegates or representatives. A formal assembly, conference, or meeting of delegates or representatives. To meet at a congress. The legislature of various countries.
  3. The two-year session of this legislature between elections of the House of Representatives.
(Archaic) A private council room
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  1. (Archaic) A private council room
  2. (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.
  3. 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.
The period during which a particular administration or system prevails.
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  1. The period during which a particular administration or system prevails.
  2. A particular administration or government
  3. A form of government or rule; political system
Governmental ministers considered as a group.
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  1. Governmental ministers considered as a group.
  2. The office, function, tenure, or service of a religious minister
  3. The ministers of a particular government as a group
An established political group organized to promote and support its principles and candidates for public office.
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  1. An established political group organized to promote and support its principles and candidates for public office.
  2. A group of people working together to establish or promote particular theories or principles of government which they hold in common; esp., an organized political group which seeks to elect its candidates to office and thus to direct government policies
  3. A group of soldiers selected for a duty or mission:
A hall for the meetings of a legislative or other assembly.
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  1. A hall for the meetings of a legislative or other assembly.
  2. A board or council.
  3. The private office where the judge consults with parties and conducts business not required to be brought in open court.
A body of delegates from local units of a union, confederation, etc.
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  1. A body of delegates from local units of a union, confederation, etc.
  2. An assembly of persons called together for consultation, deliberation, or discussion.
  3. The discussion or deliberation in a council
The national legislative body of Great Britain, composed of the House of Commons and the House of Lords
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  1. The national legislative body of Great Britain, composed of the House of Commons and the House of Lords
  2. A representative body having supreme legislative powers within a state or multinational organization.
  3. An official or formal conference or council, usually concerned with government or public affairs
A lawmaking assembly; state council
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  1. A lawmaking assembly; state council
  2. The building or hall in which such a council or assembly meets.
  3. An assembly or a council of citizens having the highest deliberative and legislative functions in a government, specifically:
A native or inhabitant of the former Soviet Union.
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  1. A native or inhabitant of the former Soviet Union.
  2. One of the popularly elected legislative assemblies that were created after the Russian Revolution (1917) and existed at local, regional, and national levels in the former Soviet Union.
  3. Any similar council in a socialist governing system
Something used, enjoyed, or provided regularly:
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  1. Something used, enjoyed, or provided regularly:
  2. A national or local legislative assembly in certain countries, such as Japan.
  3. (Scot.) A day's session of an assembly
A Presbyterian governing body ranking between the general assembly and presbytery
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  1. A Presbyterian governing body ranking between the general assembly and presbytery
  2. A council or an assembly of church officials or churches; an ecclesiastical council.
  3. A council or an assembly.
A clerical assembly of the Anglican Church similar to a synod but assembling only when called.
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  1. A clerical assembly of the Anglican Church similar to a synod but assembling only when called.
  2. The district represented at such an assembly.
  3. A group that has been convoked; esp., an ecclesiastical or academic assembly
The body of persons attending such an assembly:
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  1. The body of persons attending such an assembly:
  2. In the U.S., an official gathering of delegates of a political party to select candidates for office, formulate party policies, etc.
  3. A formal meeting of members, representatives, or delegates, as of a political party, fraternal society, profession, or industry.
(US) An abbreviated term of respect for any court ("the Court").
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  1. (US) An abbreviated term of respect for any court ("the Court").
  2. A legislative assembly.
  3. A sovereign's governing body, including the council of ministers and state advisers.
A book of rules or directions.
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  1. A book of rules or directions.
  2. A group or body of directors.
  3. A book listing the names, addresses, etc. of a specific group of persons
The building or rooms where a legislature or branch of a legislature meets
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  1. The building or rooms where a legislature or branch of a legislature meets
  2. A family line including ancestors and descendants, especially a royal or noble family:
  3. A facility, such as a theater or restaurant, that provides entertainment or food for the public:
The executive branch of a government.
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  1. The executive branch of a government.
  2. The act or process of administering, especially the management of a government or large institution.
  3. The activity of a government or state in the exercise of its powers and duties.
A restraining device, measure, or limit; a curb:
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  1. A restraining device, measure, or limit; a curb:
  2. The act or fact of controlling; power to direct or regulate; ability to use effectively
  3. Authority or ability to manage or direct:
An authoritative order or command:
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  1. An authoritative order or command:
  2. The course along which a person or thing is moving or must move to reach a destination:
  3. The management, supervision, or guidance of a group or operation:
The state of being governed.
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  1. The state of being governed.
  2. The specific system by which a political system is ruled.
  3. The process, or the power, of governing; government or administration.
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
The action, manner, or power of governing:
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  1. The action, manner, or power of governing:
  2. The specific system by which a political system is ruled.
  3. The action, manner, function, or power of government
The period during which a particular administration or system prevails.
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  1. The period during which a particular administration or system prevails.
  2. A particular administration or government
  3. A form of government or rule; political system
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. The period of reigning of a particular ruler or government
  3. A statute or regulation governing the court process:
A court’s management and distribution of property during a judicial proceeding.
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  1. A court’s management and distribution of property during a judicial proceeding.
  2. The activity of a government or state in the exercise of its powers and duties.
  3. The act of administering; management; specif., the management of governmental or institutional affairs
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 act of directing; management; supervision
  3. The management, supervision, or guidance of a group or operation:
The person or persons who control or direct a business or other enterprise.
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  1. The person or persons who control or direct a business or other enterprise.
  2. The act, manner, or practice of managing; handling, supervision, or control:
  3. (Uncountable, management) Administration; the process or practice of managing.
The act, process, or function of supervising.
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  1. The act, process, or function of supervising.
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