power structure

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noun
  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 structure.

Origin of power structure

First recorded in 1945–50
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Related Words for power structure

hierarchy, establishment, stratification, interests

British Dictionary definitions for power structure

power structure

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