power structure


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.
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Recent Examples on the Web If Haiti is to have a real representative democracy, the Haitian power structure must reflect the culture of the Haitian people. Patrick D Bellegarde-smith, The Conversation, 12 July 2021 If … Somebody else in the Jazz’s power structure had seen with a clearer view, had spoken with a louder voice. Gordon Monson, The Salt Lake Tribune, 10 July 2021 General manager Zanik moves to the top of the team’s power structure. Andy Larsen, The Salt Lake Tribune, 27 June 2021 The ultraconservative judge, known for allegiance to Iran’s clerical power structure, has emerged as the front-runner after key opponents were disqualified, in a field authorities have limited to hard-line candidates. Washington Post, 16 June 2021 By expanding the company’s power structure to include Fure and Gaines, the Industry is taking that same ethos and applying it to a managerial level. Jessica Gelt, Los Angeles Times, 21 June 2021 Navigating power structure is a challenge for any relationship, but partners working in the same field, especially one as ego-driven as the restaurant industry, amplifies it. Adam Erace, Fortune, 22 May 2021 Yet insiders and outsiders quickly discover that Utah’s power structure remains rooted in the LDS Church. The Salt Lake Tribune, 17 Apr. 2021 Moira notes that an Aunt, due to her place in Gilead's power structure, would make a helpful witness against Gilead. Amanda Ostuni, EW.com, 2 June 2021

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First Known Use of power structure

1938, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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21 Jul 2021

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“Power structure.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/power%20structure. Accessed 25 Jul. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of power structure

US : 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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