- (historic) a ruler of a Muslim country or state
- an English and Scottish occupational surname for someone who was a servant
- of or relating to all Greece or all the Greeks.
- of or relating to the Greek alphabet, Greek-letter fraternity, fraternities or sorority, sororities in American college and universities or to an assocation representing them.
- A movement aimed at uniting all the Slavic peoples.
- such a company or agency
- owned or controlled by a government; either wholly or partly
- In the Anglican and Roman Catholic church, an administrative part of a diocese that has its own church.
- The community attending that church; the members of the parish.
- A civil subdivision of a British county, often corresponding to an earlier ecclesiastical parish.
- An administrative subdivision in Louisiana that is equivalent to a county in other U.S. states.
noun (parities, -)
Parity is always preserved in such operations.
- (context, uncountable) equal; even; of comparable strength or intensity
- (context, countable) (italbrac, of a set) the property of having only two classifications, especially (in mathematics) the classifications even and odd
The particles' parities can switch at random.
- (context, countable) the classification of an item into one of two sets, especially (in mathematics) into even or odd
- (in physics) symmetry of interactions under spatial inversion
- (in medicine) the number of times a woman has given birth
- (in gaming) in Othello(r) or reversi it is the last move within a given sector of the board
- Institution whose elected or appointed members meet to debate the major political issues of the day and to exercise legislative powers, and in some cases executive or judicial powers also.
- (context, by extension) The collective noun for a group of rooks (italbrac, the species of bird) or owls.
- A person well-versed in parliamentary procedure.
- An officer in most legislative bodies charged with being well-versed in the parliamentary rules of that legislative house, and whose rulings are taken as authoritative, to be appealed only to the whole of the house itself under special rules.
Parliamentary procedures are sometimes slow
- Of, relating to, or enacted by a parliament
Britain is a democracy
- Having the supreme executive and legislative power resting with a cabinet of ministers chosen from, and responsible to a parliament.
- Kind of democracy not limiting participation of citizens to voting, but striving to create opportunities for everybody to make meaningful contributions to decisionmaking.
- An adherent to a party or faction
1924: ARISTOTLE. Metaphysics. Translated by W. D. Ross. Nashotah, Wisconsin, USA: The Classical Library, 2001. Available at: <http://www.classicallibrary.org/aristotle/metaphysics/>. Book 1, Part 5.
- : while Xenophanes, the first of these partisans of the One (for Parmenides is said to have been his pupil), gave no clear statement,
- A fervent, sometimes militant, supporter or proponent of a party, cause, faction, person, or idea.
- The commander of a body of detached light troops engaged in making forays and harassing an enemy.
- Any member of such troops.
- A kind of halberd or pike; also, a truncheon; a staff.
- Adherent to a party or faction; especially, having the character of blind, passionate, or unreasonable adherence to a party; as, blinded by partisan zeal.
- Serving as a partisan in a detached command; as, a partisan officer or corps.
- Devoted to or biased in support of a party, group, or cause: partisan politics.
noun (wikipedia, party, party (gathering))
I'm throwing a huge for my 21st birthday.
- A social gathering for entertainment and fun.
The contract requires that the of the first part pay the fee.
- A person participating in a contract or legal action.
The green took 12% of the vote.
- A legal entity which represents a faction of the people from a country and is united under one specific political platform of issues.
We're expecting a large from the London office.verb (parties, partying, partied)
- (In 18th & 19th century Britain) A parliamentary faction without a corresponding legal entity.
- A group of people travelling or attending an event together, or participating in the same activity.
- (intransitive) To celebrate at a party, to have fun, to enjoy oneself.
- We partied until the early hours.
noun (pí¤sh'É™, pÄƒsh'É™, pÉ™shí¤')
- former title for civil and military officers in the Ottoman Empire.
proper noun (wikipedia, MIM-104 Patriot)
- A US surface-to-air missile system.
- (informal) An individual Patriot missile
His vigorous of the conservatives got him in trouble with progressives.
- The act of providing approval and support; backing; championship.
The restaurant had an upper class .
- customer, Customers collectively; clientele; business.
Even before noon there was a considerable .
- A communication that indicates lack of respect by patronizing the recipient; condescension; disdain.
- (politics) Granting favours or giving contracts or making appointments to office in return for political support.
- The business given to a commercial establishment by its customers; trade.
- The people who ride a form of transportation. Synonym of ridership.
- To support by being a patron of.
- To be a regular customer or client of; to patronize; to patronise; to support; to keep going.
- an economic benefit gained from a reduction in defence spending, especially a fund of public money that would be available for other purposes
noun (collective and common noun; plural peoples)
- A body of human beings considered generally or collectively; a group of two or more persons.
- (plural peoples) A group of persons forming or belonging to a particular nation, class, ethnic group, country, family, etc; folk; community.
- A group of persons regarded as being employees, followers, companions or subjects of a ruler.
verb (peopl, ing)
1611, w:Old Testament, Old Testament, w:King James Version of the Bible, King James Version, 2 Samuel 8:15,
- : And David reigned over all Israel; and David executed judgment and justice unto all his .http://etext.virginia.edu/etcbin/toccer-new2?id=Kjv2Sam.sgm&images=images/modeng&data=/texts/english/modeng/parsed&tag=public&part=8&division=div1
1952, w:Old Testament, Old Testament, w:Revised Standard Version, Revised Standard Version, Thomas Nelson & Sons, 2 Samuel 8:15,
- : So David reigned over all Israel; and David administered justice and equity to all his .http://etext.virginia.edu/etcbin/toccer-new2?id=Rsv2Sam.sgm&images=images/modeng&data=/texts/english/modeng/parsed&tag=public&part=8&division=div1
- A person's ancestors, relatives or family.
- The mass of a community as distinguished from a special class (elite); the commonalty; the populace; the vulgar; the common crowd; the citizens.
- (plural of, perÅ¿on
- English, perÅ¿on, nodot=1) (i, an archaic alternative spelling of person
- English, person).
"He would not be alone, who all things can; / But peopled heaven with angels, earth with man." " Dryden
- (transitive) To stock with people or inhabitants; to fill as with people; to populate.
"As thick and numberless / As the gay motes that the sunbeams." " Milton
- (intransitive) To become populous or populated.
- (transitive) To inhabit; to occupy; to populate.
pioneers of civilizationpioneers of reform
- One who goes before, as into the wilderness, preparing the way for others to follow
- (context, obsolete, military) A soldier detailed or employed to form roads, dig trenches, and make bridges, as an army advances.
- (Ireland) a member of the Pioneer Total Abstinence Association, a Catholic group who pledge abstinence from alcohol.
- (Russia) A child of 10–16 years in the former Soviet Union, in the second of the three stages in becoming a member of the Communist Party (after
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- To go before and prepare or open a way for; to act as pioneer.
- A long, broad and thick piece of sawn timber, heavier and larger than a board.
- A political issue that is of concern to a faction or a party of the people and the political position that is taken on that issue.
- (British),(slang) A stupid person.
- A raised stage from which speeches are made and songs are sung.
- A political stance on a broad set of issues, which are called planks.
- A raised structure from which passengers can enter or leave a train.
- (automobiles) A set of components shared by several vehicle models.
- (computing) A particular type of operating system or environment such as a database or other specific software, and/or a particular type of computer or microprocessor, used to describe a particular environment for running other software, or for defining a specific software or hardware environment for discussion purposes.
- That program runs on an X-Window-System .
- Typical PCs use the x86 .''
- A referendum, especially one that concerns changes in sovereignty
- A person invested with full power, especially as the agent or ambassador of a sovereign
1985: Two of them are hanging up there on Golgotha, and that ought to be enough to show the authority of Rome"s ah . " Anthony Burgess, Kingdom of the Wicked
- invested with full power
- of, or related to a plenipotentiary
- A space that is completely filled with matter
1974: He lay on the long stone slant down to the slapping waves, his denim shorts, sneakers, and socks under his head for a pillow, feeling the splendour of distance in all directions, the liquid silence, the of aloneness. " Guy Davenport Tatlin!
- A legislative meeting (especially of the Communist Party) in which all members are present
- An enclosed space having greater than atmospheric pressure
- The space above a false ceiling used for cables, ducts etc
- (computing) A type of network cabling which satisfies plenum-ratings issued by the National Electrical Code. These cables are safer in case of a fire, producing less smoke and fumes.
- Palestine Liberation Organization
noun (pluralities, -)
- (language) The state of being plural.
- In elections with more than two candidates, the one who receives the largest number, but less than 50% of the votes cast, has a plurality but not a majority. In other words, if the other two, losing, candidates -- together -- have more votes than the winning candidate.
plurality of spouses, polygamy.
noun (plutocrac, ies)
- government, Government by the wealthy.
- A controlling class of the wealthy.
- someone who rules by virtue of his or her wealth.
- of, relating to, or being a plutocracy
The drilling expedition discovered a pocket of natural gas.
- A bag stitched to an item of clothing, used for carrying small items.
- (context, sports, billiards, snooker, pool) A net or similar struture at each corner, and halfway along the edge, of a billiard table into which balls are to be struck.
- An enclosed volume of one substance surrounded by another.
- An area of land surrounded by a loop of a river (Australian English)
- (aussie-rules) The area of the field to the side of the goal posts (four pockets in total on the field, one to each side of the goals at each end of the ground). The pocket is only a roughly defined area, extending from the behind post, at an angle, to perhaps about 30 metres out.
adjective (no (compar) or (superl))
- To put (something) into a pocket.
- (context, sports, billiards, snooker, pool) To cause a ball to go into one of the pockets of the table.
- (slang) To take and keep (especially money) that is not one's own.
- Of a size suitable for putting into a pocket.
- pocket dictionary
noun (polic, ies)
- A plan or course of action, especially one of an organization or government
- The Communist Party has a of returning power to the workers
- A course of action thought to be prudent or advantageous; hence prudence or sagacity
- Honesty is the best
- A contract of insurance
- Your insurance covers fire and theft only.
- (obsolete)an illegal lottery in late nineteenth and early twentieth century USA (no plural)
- Some players frequented shops
- A statement of requirement, often used in an organisation to instruct personnel as to a specific course of action.
- shrewd, prudent and expedient
- discreet and diplomatic
- artful, crafty or cunning
- concerning or related to politics
- motivated (esp. inappropriately) by political calculation
- of or related to views about social relationships that involve power or authority
- The systematic study of government and politics
- One engaged in the politics, especially an elected or appointed government official.
- An expert in the work of governments, a political scientist.
- One engaged in party politics.
verb (politiciz, ing)
- (intransitive) To discuss politics
- (transitive) To give something political characteristics; to turn into a political issue
- (transitive) To make someone politically active or aware
- The act of engaging in politics, or in political campaigning
- (context, derogatory, slang) A bad politician.
I don"t like his politics.
- The practice of responding to conflict with dialogue.
- Set of policies relating to governmental and legal matters
I want to go into politics.
- campaigning, Campaigning or arguing for a set of policies, or maneuvering for power
Favoritism is the only use of politics. Richard L Kempe
- The study of disputes between rival political factions.
He"s thinking of going into politics, e.g., trying to become a Member of Parliament.
- Political affairs of life, party politics, local politics.
What are your politics?
- Political views or beliefs.
They"re not concerned with welfare: it"s all politics!
- rivalry between political parties
The student council had a to see what people want served in the cafeteria.
- An election or a survey of a particular group.
The network hub polled the department's computers to determine which ones could still respond.
The polls close at 8 p.m.
- a place voters cast ballots
1883: w:Robert Louis Stevenson, Robert Louis Stevenson, w:Treasure Island, Treasure Island
- : ...the doctor, as if to hear better, had taken off his powdered wig, and sat there, looking very strange indeed with his own close-cropped black .
- (transitive) To solicit mock votes from (a person or group).
- A government by many persons, of whatever order or class.
states - w:Francis Bacon
- Of or pertaining to the common people, or to the whole body of the people, as distinguished from a select portion; as, the popular voice; popular elections.
So the vote inclines. - w:John Milton
The commonly held in estimation are greatest at a distance. - w:John Henry Newman
Homilies are plain popular instructions. - w:Richard Hooker
- Suitable to common people; easy to be comprehended; not abstruse; familiar; plain.
The smallest figs, called figs, . . . are, of all others, the basest and of least account. - Holland?.
- Adapted to the means of the common people; possessed or obtainable by the many; hence, cheap; common; ordinary; inferior; as, popular prices; popular amusements.
Such humanity is treason. - w:Joseph Addison
- Beloved or approved by the people; pleasing to people in general, or to many people; as, a popular preacher; a popular law; a popular administration.
- (rare) Devoted to the common people; studious of the favor of the populace.
- (obsolete) Prevailing among the people; epidemic; as, a popular disease. - w:Samuel Johnson
- (philosophy) A political doctrine or philosophy that proposes that the rights and powers of ordinary people are exploited by a privileged elite, and supports their struggle to overcome this.
- a case for carrying papers, drawings, photographs, maps and other flat documents
- the collection of such documents, especially the works of an artist or photographer
- the post and the responsibilities of a cabinet minister or other head of a government department
- the group of investments and other assets held by an investor
- Something that is owned.
- A territory under the rule of another country.
- The condition or affliction of being possessed by a demon or other supernatural entity.
- a short preliminary statement or remark, especially an explanatory introduction to a formal document or statute
- (especially in the plural) An enclosed space having defined limits, normally marked by walls
- A subdivision of a city under the jurisdiction of a specific group of police; the police station situated in that district
- A subdivision of a city or town for the purposes of voting and representation in city or town government. In cities, Precincts may be grouped into of wards
- An official of ancient Rome.
- The head of a department in France.
- A school pupil in a position of power over other pupils.
- A commander.
- The office, position, or jurisdiction of a prefect; also, his official residence.
- The district governed by a prefect (especially in France and Japan)
- The head of a country's cabinet, see Prime minister.
- (Australia, Canada) The head of a state or provincial government.
- (context, nautical, slang) the first lieutenant or other second-in-command officer of a ship
- Foremost, very first or very highest in quality or degree.
After many years as a party leader, she finally ascended to the .
- The office or role of president.
Because of the president's lame duck status, the was often hampered by congressional actions.
- The bureaucratic organization and governmental initiatives devolving directly from the president.
In France, a lasts for five years.
- The time during which one is president; a president's term of office.
Ernest was a historian specializing in the of Herbert Hoover.
- The head of state of a republic, a representative democracy and sometimes (in cases of constitutional violations) a dictatorship.
- The primary leader of a corporation. Not to be confused with CEO, which is a related but separate position that is sometimes held by a different person.
noun (pl=presidia, pl2=presidiums)
- A permanent executive committee used primarily in Communist countries of which has the power to act for a larger governing body.
- Such an executive committee headed by the President of the Supreme Soviet.
noun (pluralprime ministers)
- In a Westminster-style democracy, the chief member of the cabinet and head of the government; usually the leader of the majority party.
This is a list of all prime ministers since Churchill.
Yesterday we had a visit from the Prime Minister. (See usage notes.)
- male ruler or head of a principality
- son or male-line grandson of a reigning prince, king, queen, emperor, or empress, or another type of monarch
(metaphorical) great person
- "He is a prince among men."
"Princess Grace was the Princess of Monaco."
- The female monarch, or wife of a ruler, of a principality.
"You're a real ." (said disdainfully)
- The daughter of a king, queen, emperor, empress, prince, or another princess.
- A beloved girl considered dainty; used as a term of endearment
- A young woman considered vain or selfish; a prima donna
Princess seam is a seam with the line going over the bust
- A region or sovereign nation headed by a prince or princess.
- (Biblical tradition) in Christian angelology, the fifth level of angels, ranked above powers and below dominions.
- A body of advisers to a sovereign functioning much as a cabinet.
- The British Privy Council.
- A member or supporter of a Progressive Party
- (history) any of several periods during which the manufacture, transportation, import, export, and sale of alcoholic beverages were restricted or illegal
- Of or related to the proletariat.
- The working class or lower class
- The wage-earners collectively
- In ancient Rome, the lowest class of citizens, who had no property.
- vote, Voting system which is intended to bring about the representation of voters in proportion to their numbers.
verb (prorogues, prorogued, proroguing)
- (transitive) To suspend a parliamentary session or to discontinue the meetings of a parliament without formally ending the session.
- Government by a protector; -- applied especially to the government of England by Oliver Cromwell.
- The authority assumed by a superior power over an inferior or a dependent one, whereby the former protects the latter from invasion and shares in the management of its affairs.
- A rule which guides how an activity should be performed.
- The original copy of any writing, as of a deed, treaty, dispatch, or other instrument.
- The minutes, or rough draft, of an instrument or transaction.
- (context, diplomacy) A preliminary document upon the basis of which negotiations are carried on.
- (context, diplomacy) A convention not formally ratified.
- (context, diplomacy) An agreement of diplomatists indicating the results reached by them at a particular stage of a negotiation.
- (computing) A set of formal rules describing how to transmit data, especially across a network. A message syntax or electrical specification and a description 2 or more communication nodes: finite state machine, state machines, the transition function, transition functions of which take messages or times as input and, when then so triggered, may themselves send messages.
- (obsolete), (transitive): To make a protocol of.
- (obsolete), (intransitive): To make or write protocols, or first drafts; to issue protocols.
- A subdivision of government usually one step below the national level.
- Northern Ireland
noun (abbreviated as Provo)
- a member of the w:Provisional Irish Republican Army, Provisional Irish Republican Army
- (Scottish local government) The equivalent of mayor in some Scottish cities.
- (higher education) The senior academic administrator; also called the Vice-President of Academic Affairs.
- (religion) The most powerful position in a monastery below the abbot.
- United States Patent and Trademark Office, usually abbreviated USPTO.
- Power takeoff, a powered shaft for driving auxiliary equipment.
- Parent Teacher Organization
- The people in general, regardless of membership of any particular group.
Members of the may not proceed beyond this point.
2007 May 4, Martin Jacques, w:The Guardian, The Guardian
- :Bush and Blair stand condemned by their own publics and face imminent political extinction.
- Pertaining to the affairs or official affairs of all people, not just those of a private group; contrasted with private.
- Open to all.
- Funded by the government.
- (context, of a company) trade, Traded publically via a stock market.
- A person employed by the government.
- (obsolete) (euphemism) In the days when Australia was a penal colony: a convict assigned to work on public projects.
- construction or engineering projects carried out by the state on behalf of the community.
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