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.
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As racial divisions emerge as a subtext in the 2020 U.S. presidential race, the litigation could rewire the power structure in one of the nation's reddest states. Author: Margaret Newkirk, Erik Larson, Anchorage Daily News, "Battle brews to dump Jim Crow-era voting rules in deep South," 4 Aug. 2019 And the performance of some of the Diamondbacks’ upper-level prospects doesn’t create much hope that the club is going to alter the power structure anytime soon. Nick Piecoro, azcentral, "Arizona Diamondbacks need to sell their way out of mediocrity," 16 July 2019 By understanding how these stories are linked, observers can understand the widespread difficulties women face when navigating power structures in sports that continue to be largely made up of men. Nell Haynes, The Conversation, "How indigenous women revolutionized Bolivian wrestling," 5 July 2019 His decision could alter the entire power structure of the NBA next season. Andrew Sharp, SI.com, "NBA Free Agency Is on Fire, but Kawhi Leonard Still Controls Everything," 1 July 2019 With such a fund, these councilmembers hope to study city power structures and recreate a system that accounts for and counteracts systemic racial and socioeconomic inequities. Lan Diep, The Mercury News, "Opinion: Don’t politicize, San Jose’s budget – pass it," 11 June 2019 These salaries reflect a change in many major league teams’ power structure, with authority and control now being placed more in the hands of general managers and analytics experts rather than superstar managers who have household name recognition. Bob Nightengale, USA TODAY, "Top college baseball coaches make major-league money; at least nine at $1 million or more," 15 June 2019 Merneith, Neferusobek, Hatshepsut, Nefertiti, Tawosret, and Cleopatra—and the existing power structure that enabled them to rule thousands of years ago. Nina Strochlic, National Geographic, "These ancient artifacts honor Egypt's powerful queens," 1 Mar. 2019 The impact, particularly on the local economy, was so bad the local and state Republican power structure protested any further action and members of Congress moved to put an end to it. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Column: Communities can become collateral damage in illegal immigration raids," 26 June 2019

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First Known Use of power structure

1938, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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power structure

noun

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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