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Definition of "political system" []

  • A complete set of institutions, political organizations, interest groups (such as political parties, trade unions, lobby groups), the relationships between those institutions and the political norms and rules that govern their functions (constitution, election law). (noun)
  • A system composed of the members of a social organization (group) who are in power. (noun)

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Use "political system" in a sentence
  • "La Torture dans la République, by the late Pierre Vidal-Naquet, is a penetrating account of how torture rots the political system that authorizes it."
  • "Any political system in which 80 percent of citizens cannot vote is, by definition, a closed, left-side-of"
  • "But the sublime merit of guiding or seconding such a revolution was not reserved for the reign of Theodoric: he wanted either the genius or the opportunities of a legislator; 52 and while he indulged the Goths in the enjoyment of rude liberty, he servilely copied the institutions, and even the abuses, of the political system which had been framed by Constantine and his successors."