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The power to interpret laws, to determine their meaning, and to settle disputes that arise within the society
The body of fundamental laws setting out the principles, structures, and processes of a government
A form of government in which a single person or a small group has absolute power and authority
A body of people living in a defined territory who have a government with the power to make and enforce law without consent of any higher authority
Having supreme power within its own territory; neither subordinate nor responsible to any other authority
A form of government in which the powers are divided between a central government and several local governments
A form of government in which the executive and legislative branches are separate, independent, and coequal
A form of government in which the executive branch is made up of a prime minister, or premier, and that official's cabinet
An economy in which private enterprise exists in combination with a considerable amount of government regulation and promotion
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