political authority definition, political authority meaning | English dictionary

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political  


      adj  
1    of or relating to the state, government, the body politic, public administration, policy-making, etc.  
2   
a    of, involved in, or relating to government policy-making as distinguished from administration or law  
b    of or relating to the civil aspects of government as distinguished from the military  
3    of, dealing with, or relating to politics  
a political person     
4    of, characteristic of, or relating to the parties and the partisan aspects of politics  
5    organized or ordered with respect to government  
a political unit     
  politically      adv  


political economy  
      n      the former name for       economics       1  
political prisoner  
      n   someone imprisoned for holding, expressing, or acting in accord with particular political beliefs  
political science  
      n   (esp. as an academic subject) the study of the state, government, and politics: one of the social sciences  
  political scientist      n  
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adj.
a person with more power or authority than others
Eg.: Your father is one of the dominant man in his section because he is boss.
n.
a person paid by the state to work in the interests of the nation who considers it to be a ‘right’ to be able abuse his or her authority to ensure personal gain for himself or herself at the expense of the nation…
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exp.
use the authority given by a position (in society, in a company etc.) to determine someone to act in a certain manner
E.g: He is not eager to attend the event, but he has to be there because his boss pulled rank on him.

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