from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

  • noun the political policy of concentrating power in a central organization


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