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 Dictionary entry overview: What does political system mean? 

  The noun POLITICAL SYSTEM has 1 sense:

1. the members of a social organization who are in power

  Familiarity information: POLITICAL SYSTEM used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1political system [BACK TO TOP]


The members of a social organization who are in power

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects


form of government; political system

Hypernyms ("political system" is a kind of...):

social group (people sharing some social relation)

Meronyms (members of "political system"):

party; political party (an organization to gain political power)

political entity; political unit (a unit with political responsibilities)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "political system"):

autarchy; autocracy (a political system governed by a single individual)

theocracy (a political unit governed by a deity (or by officials thought to be divinely guided))

technocracy (a form of government in which scientists and technical experts are in control)

republic (a form of government whose head of state is not a monarch)

plutocracy (a political system governed by the wealthy people)

oligarchy (a political system governed by a few people)

mobocracy; ochlocracy (a political system in which a mob is the source of control; government by the masses)

hegemony (the dominance or leadership of one social group or nation over others)

gynarchy; gynecocracy (a political system governed by a woman)

gerontocracy (a political system governed by old men)

diarchy; dyarchy (a form of government having two joint rulers)

commonwealth; democracy; republic (a political system in which the supreme power lies in a body of citizens who can elect people to represent them)

constitutionalism (a constitutional system of government (usually with a written constitution))

Holonyms ("political system" is a member of...):

social organisation; social organization; social structure; social system; structure (the people in a society considered as a system organized by a characteristic pattern of relationships)

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