power structure


noun

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

Nearby words

  1. power series,
  2. power set,
  3. power shovel,
  4. power station,
  5. power steering,
  6. power supply,
  7. power takeoff,
  8. power tends to corrupt; absolute power corrupts absolutely,
  9. power tool,
  10. power train

Origin of power structure

First recorded in 1945–50

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British Dictionary definitions for power structure

power structure

noun

the structure or distribution of power and authority in a community
the people and groups who are part of such a structure
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