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power structure

noun
1.
the system of authority or influence in government, politics, education, etc.:
The state elections threatened to upset the existing power structure.
2.
the people who participate in such a system:
She hoped to become a part of the power structure.
Origin of power structure
1945-1950
1945-50
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  • But once new circumstances emerge, the underlying structure reflected in the power structure undergoes change as well.

British Dictionary definitions for power structure

power structure

noun
1.
the structure or distribution of power and authority in a community
2.
the people and groups who are part of such a structure
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