power structure

the organization of people at different ranks in an administrative body
Syn: ↑hierarchy, ↑pecking order
Hypernyms: ↑organization, ↑organisation
Part Holonyms:
Member Meronyms: ↑hierarch

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noun, pl ⋯ -tures [count]
US : a group of people who have control of a government, organization, etc., or the way in which those people are organized

The parade won't happen without the approval of the city's power structure.

Women in the company are struggling for equality against the male power structure.

They are making changes to the power structure of the church/university.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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