power structure

noun
Updated on: 20 May 2018

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

  1. The parade won't happen without the approval of the city's power structure.

  2. Women in the company are struggling for equality against the male power structure.

  3. They are making changes to the power structure of the church.

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First Known Use of power structure

1938

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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POWER STRUCTURE Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of power structure for English Language Learners

  • : a group of people who have control of a government, organization, etc., or the way in which those people are organized


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