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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Concentration of power and authority in a central organization, as in a political system.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A system that centralizes, especially an administration of some kind.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The state or condition of being central; the combination of several parts into one whole; centralization.
  • n. The system by which power is centralized, as in a government.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Centralizing tendency or tendencies; the principle of centralization, especially in regard to political and governmental influence and control.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the political policy of concentrating power in a central organization

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