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Vocab Unit 2

9th grade World History Vocabulary words from Unit 2: Absolutism, Enlightenment, and Constitutionalism. Dauphin Junior High School, Enterprise, AL.
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Ally
a person, group, or nation that is associated with another or others for some common cause or purpose.
Amend
to alter, modify, rephrase, or add to or subtract from (a motion, bill, constitution, etc.) by formal procedure
Armada
fleet of warships
Bureaucracy
the body of officials and administrators, esp. of a government or government department that are appointed, not elected.
Centralize
to bring under one control
Clause
a distinct article or provision in a contract, treaty, will, or other formal or legal written document
Constitutionalism
the principles of constitutional government or adherence to them
Deism
belief in the existence of a god on the evidence of reason and nature only, with rejection of supernatural revelation
Delegate
a person designated to act for or represent another or others
Derive
to trace from a source or origin
Edict
a proclamation having the force of law
Estate
a major political or social group or class, esp. one once having specific political powers. property or possessions
Inflation
a rise in prices due to money loosing value.
Laissez-faire
the theory that the government should interfere as little as possible in economic affairs
Legislature
the branch of government having the power to make laws
Logic
reason or sound judgment
Militant
engaged in warfare; fighting
Philosophy
the rational investigation of the truths and principles of being, knowledge, or conduct
Ratify
to confirm or approve
Reason
a statement presented in justification or explanation of a belief or action
Revolution
an overthrow or repudiation and the thorough replacement of an established government or political system by the people governed. A sudden change
Sequence
order of succession
Sovereignty
supreme and independent power
Succession
a number of persons or things following one another in order
Valid
sound; just; well-founded