- 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.
Origin of power structure
First recorded in 1945–50
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- the structure or distribution of power and authority in a community
- the people and groups who are part of such a structure