power structure

noun

Definition of power structure

1 : a group of persons having control of an organization : establishment
2 : the hierarchical interrelationships existing within a controlling group

Examples of power structure in a Sentence

The parade won't happen without the approval of the city's power structure. Women in the company are struggling for equality against the male power structure. They are making changes to the power structure of the church.
Recent Examples on the Web That wobbly status quo came crashing down after a sprawling bribery scandal in the early 1990s toppled Italy’s power structure — and with it the barriers that had kept the post-fascists out of power. Jason Horowitz, BostonGlobe.com, 24 Sep. 2022 Queen Elizabeth II was someone who upheld that power structure from the safety of her palace walls in a foreign country, without a true understanding of its impact. Madeline Hayman-reber, refinery29.com, 21 Sep. 2022 The show is best enjoyed through whimsical immersion in that milieu and in the culture that has been developed on the colony, making sense of the religious rituals, familial divisions and power structure. Daniel Fienberg, The Hollywood Reporter, 6 July 2022 Thus the leaders in the top posts of the power structure certainly deserve scrutiny for their performance. Dan Wiederer, Chicago Tribune, 3 Sep. 2022 Kate is also a modern woman who is nonetheless amenable to the centuries-old power structure of the family business. Simon Perry, Peoplemag, 5 Aug. 2022 But within just a few years, Jones would become part of the right-wing power structure, from his interviews with soon-to-be president Donald Trump to his alleged role as an organizer at the January 6 insurrection. Nicole Hemmer, CNN, 3 Aug. 2022 At least in terms of its political power structure, the Boston of today differs markedly from the Boston of the 1970s. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, 21 May 2022 The latest call for change within the party continues to highlight the tension between high-ranking members of the local Democratic party's status quo and those frequently finding themselves on the outside of its power structure. Amelia Pak-harvey, The Indianapolis Star, 20 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of power structure

1938, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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1 Oct 2022

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“Power structure.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/power%20structure. Accessed 6 Oct. 2022.

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