shadow cabinet

shadow cabinet
noun Date: 1906 a group of leaders of a parliamentary opposition who constitute the probable membership of the cabinet when their party is returned to power

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  • Shadow cabinet — Cabinet fantôme Pour les articles homonymes, voir Cabinet. Le cabinet fantôme est un gouvernement virtuel formé par le principal parti de l opposition (Opposition officielle) dénué de pouvoirs réels, que l on trouve principalement dans les États… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • shadow cabinet — n. in the Brit. Parliament, those members of the opposition party who function as unofficial counterparts to the cabinet ministers of the party in power …   English World dictionary

  • Shadow Cabinet — This article is about the political institution. For other uses, see Shadow Cabinet (disambiguation). The Shadow Cabinet (also called the Shadow Front Bench or Shadow Ministry) is a senior group of opposition spokespeople in the Westminster… …   Wikipedia

  • shadow cabinet — noun a group of senior members of the political party that is out of power; these members would probably assume corresponding positions as ministers in the British Cabinet if their party was elected • Regions: ↑United Kingdom, ↑UK, ↑U.K.,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • shadow cabinet — šešėlinė vyriausybė statusas T sritis Politika apibrėžtis D. Britanijoje ir kai kuriose kitose, dažniausiai dvipartinėse, Vestminsterio tradicijos šalyse (Airija, Australija, Indija, Kanada) didžiausios opozicinės partijos sudarytas alternatyvus… …   Politikos mokslų enciklopedinis žodynas

  • Shadow Cabinet — noun a senior group of opposition politicians who shadow the members of the government …   Wiktionary

  • shadow cabinet — /ʃædoʊ ˈkæbənət/ (say shadoh kabuhnuht) noun the group of members of the chief opposition party who speak on behalf of the party on major issues, each member having a special responsibility for the ministerial portfolio held by their counterpart… …   Australian English dictionary

  • shadow cabinet — (in the British Parliament) a group of prominent members of the opposition who are expected to hold positions in the cabinet when their party assumes power. [1905 10] * * * …   Universalium

  • shadow cabinet — shad′ow cab inet n. gov a group of prominent members of the parliamentary opposition who are expected to hold positions in the cabinet when their party assumes power • Etymology: 1905–10 …   From formal English to slang

  • Shadow Cabinet —    The frontbench spokespersons of the official HM Opposition Party. They seek to present themselves as an alternative team of ministers to the existing Government …   Glossary of UK Government and Politics

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