power structure
noun Date: 1942 1. a group of persons having control of an organization ; establishment 2. the hierarchical interrelationships existing within a controlling group

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  • power structure — ☆ power structure n. those persons or groups in a nation, city, organization, etc. who through economic, social, and institutional position constitute the actual ruling power …   English World dictionary

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  • power structure — power ,structure noun count the most important people in a government, company, or society, or the way that they are organized according to how important they are …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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  • power structure — noun the organization of people at different ranks in an administrative body • Syn: ↑hierarchy, ↑pecking order • Hypernyms: ↑organization, ↑organisation • Part Holonyms: ↑administration, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • power structure — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms power structure : singular power structure plural power structures the most important people in a government, company, or society, or the way that they are organized according to how important they are …   English dictionary

  • power structure — 1. the system of authority or influence in government, politics, education, etc.: The state elections threatened to upset the existing power structure. 2. the people who participate in such a system: She hoped to become a part of the power… …   Universalium

  • power structure — /ˈpaʊə strʌktʃə/ (say powuh strukchuh) noun the pattern of distribution of power in a social, political, or business group …   Australian English dictionary

  • power structure — pow′er struc ture n. 1) the system of authority or influence in government, politics, education, etc 2) the people who participate in such a system • Etymology: 1945–50 …   From formal English to slang

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