English Wk. 18

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autonomy
independence; the quality or condition of being self-governing
despot
a ruler having absolute power or authority; a person who exercises power oppressively; a tyrant
feudal
characteristic of a social and economic system of government used in Europe, whereby a person, in return from being granted control of land, owed service and loyalty to a lord
hegemony
dominion or control, particularly of one country over others; dominant influence or authority
hierarchy
an order of persons or entities classified according to authority, rank, or importance
prerogative
a right or privilege, particularly a hereditary or official one, held by a person or group
regime
a government or any other administrative organ in power
sovereign
the chief of state, usually in a monarchy (adj) self-governing; independent; having the highest rank or supreme power
totalitarian
referring to a government that exercises control over all aspect of life
usurp
to seize and retain the rights, over, property, or position of another without legal authority