An unofficial organization or consultation of like-minded people to plan a political course or advance their cause, often within some larger body.
The share of the proceeds from work paid to an inventor, author, composer, and so on.
To fail to pay a loan or interest due.
To refuse to accept responsibility for paying a bill or debt.
The relation of a strong nation to a weak one under its control and protection.
Anything of extraordinary size and power.
In government, a formal statement of policy or judgment by a legislature, but requiring no legal statue.
A plot or scheme formed by secret, underhanded means.
In geography, the imaginary lines parallel to the earth's equator, marking latitude. (There are 360 degrees of latitude on the globe.)
To completely block or stop action as a consequence of the mutual pressure of equal and opposed forces.
In politics, a candidate with little apparent support who unexpectedly wins a nomination or election.
In politics, the belief that an official has been issued a clear charge by the electorate to pursue some particular policy goal.
The campaign document stating a party's or candidate's position on the issues, and upon which they "stand" for election.
A territory to which neither of two disputing parties has clear claim and where they may meet as combatants.
A repayment for loss or damage inflicted.