someone who systematically obstructs the actions of others
someone who attempts to impede the progress of legislation
mob rule, Mob rule; government by the masses.
A government consisting of eight people
An alliance of eight countries
noun (wikipedia, office, office (building or room))
A building or room where clerical or professional duties are performed.
A bureau, an administrative unit of government.
A position of responsibility of some authority within an organisation.
("good office") mediation, Mediation or help in resolve, resolving a dispute.
The UN Secretary General uses what is termed his "good offices" (generally meaning his prestige and the weight of the world community he represents) when he meets with world leaders, either publicly or privately, in an effort to prevent international disputes from developing, escalating or spreading.
rite, ceremonial observance of social or religious nature
religious service, especially a liturgy officiated by a Christian priest or minister
major administrative division, notably in certain governmental administrations, either at ministry level (e.g. the British Home Office) or within or dependent on such a department
A person who holds an office, especially one appointed or elected to a public office; an incumbent
proper nounold, Old bailey, Bailey
(London) a street in the City between Holborn circus and St Paul's Cathedral
(London) the Central Criminal Court in this street
A conservative, reactionary faction that is unwilling to accept new ideas
A member of an oligarchy, someone who is part of a small group that runs a country.
A very rich person (especially in Russia).
of or pertaining to oligarchy
noun (oligarch, ies)
A government] by only a few, often the wealthy.
Those who make up an oligarchic government.
A state ruled by such a government.
Office of Management and Budget (US)
Ontario Municipal Board (Canada)
An appointed official whose duty is to investigate complaints, generally on behalf of individuals such as consumers or taxpayers, against institutions such as companies and government departments.
A designated internal mediator in an organization whose duty is to assist members with conflict resolution and other problems and to serve as independent consultant to recommend changes to policies or procedures to improve organization effectiveness and efficiency.
(obsolete) A vehicle set up to carry many people (now usually called a bus).
A book containing multiple individual works.
A television programme/program consisting of all of the episodes of a soap opera that have been shown in the previous week.
adjective (no (compar) or (superl); used only before a noun)
Containing multiple items.
The legislature enacted an appropriations bill.
An edition of a radio programme consisting of all of the episodes of a soap opera that have been broadcast in the previous week.
The edition of "The Archers" is broadcast every Sunday morning at 11.00
(philately) a stamp issue, usually commemorative, that appears simultaneously in several countries.
(astronomy) The apparent relative position of two celestial bodies when one is at an angle of 180 degrees from the other.
The action of opposing or of being in conflict.
An opposite or contrasting position.
An opponent in some form of competition.
A political party opposed to the party or government in power.
In United States intellectual property law, a proceeding in which an interested party seeks to prevent the registration of a trademark or patent.
order of the day
the business to be done by a body (such as a legislature) on a particular day; an agenda
the most significant aspect of something
White tie and tails are the .
(uncountable) The quality of being organized.
This painting shows little organization at first glance, but little by little the structure becomes clear.
(countable) A group of people or other legal entities with an explicit purpose and written rules.
In response to the crisis, the nations in the region formed an organization.
If you want to be part of this organization, you have to follow its rules.
(countable) A group of people consciously cooperating.
Over time, the spontaneous movement had become an organization.
A means of exit, escape, reprieve, etc.
They wrote the law to give those organizations an .
(baseball) A state in which a member of the batting team is removed from play because the defending team threw the baseball past the batter three times in the strike zone, fielded a ball hit in the air, or fielded a ball hit to the ground and moved the ball to a defender blocking the runner's ability to move from base to base.
(poker) A card which can make a hand a winner.
(transitive) To declare a person to be a homosexual, especially one who is reluctant for this information to be made public.
(transitive) To declare a personal secret belonging to another person.
Not at home.
Leave a message for me if I'm when you call.
(context, cricket, baseball) Of a player, disqualified from playing further by some action of a member of the opposing team (such as being stump, stumped in cricket).
Openly acknowledging one's homosexuality.
away, Away from home, not indoors.
Let's eat tonight
Away from; at a distance.
Away from the inside or the centre.
The magician pulled the rabbit of the hat.
Into a state of non-operation; into non-existence.