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any right that exists by virtue of laws considered as derived from nature and as ethically binding in human society
not discriminating; not kept apart or divided
dominance; power; supreme and independent power in government
the principle or the exercise of complete and unrestricted power in government
Central, primary, supreme; encompassing or overshadowing everything
autocracy, dictatorship, totalitarianism; a state ruled by an oppressive or absolute ruler
overbearing power or control; power gained by force
pertaining to or characterized by the principle of political or social equality for all democratic treatment
fundamental rights, especially those believed to belong to an individual and in whose exercise in government may not interfere, as the rights to speak and etc.
neutral, fair, unbiased:
governmental, administrative, civil
long standing; traditional; customary
glowing, shining, bright
national, public, government
not political; of no political significance not involved or interested in politics
not social; not gregarious; inconsiderate of others
not regulated by law
acceptability, correctness, sincerity
A system of government by one person with absolute power.
A legally recognized subject or national of a state or commonwealth, either native or naturalized.
A form of government in which sovereign states delegate power to a centralized government. The central government is weaker than the states, and states can choose to follow the lead of the central government or not. The powers of the central government are typically limited to defense and foreign commerce.
Defined by the existence of a constitution - which may be a legal instrument or merely a set or fixed norms or principles generally accepted as the fundamental of the polity-that effectively controls the exercise of political power.
A form of government in which all citizens participate in the political decision making.
Distribution of Power
Distribution of power in government is based on documents and laws that specify structure combined with contemporary values and beliefs.
The division of government that enforces the law and administers its daily activities.
Type of a government with central and regional authorities.
An organization that makes laws and keeps order.
The lawmaking body of a government.
A nation's ruler usually by hereditary right.
A type of government where one person is in charge of the country's government.
A small group of people having control of a country, organization or institution.
A system of government having the real executive power vested in a cabinet composed of members of the legislature who are individually and collectively responsible to the legislature.
A form of government in which the people elect representatives to make political decisions for them.
A form of government whose head of state in not a monarch.
A form of government in which the powers of all provincial and local governments are specified by a single national government.