from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An elite group constituted by people holding influential positions within a government, society, or organization.
- n. A hierarchy of managerial authority: sought to advance within the company's power structure.
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- n. the organization of people at different ranks in an administrative body
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Other techniques for keeping children quiet, says Shakeshaft, are “intimidation and threats (if you tell, I’ll fail you),” “exploiting the power structure (if you tell, no one will believe you),” and “manipulating the child’s affections (if you tell, I’ll get in trouble; if you tell, I won’t be able to be your friend anymore).”
Mills had articulated a view of society's power structure that was felt by many of the New Left youth.
I had taken the responsibility at the time the black citizens in Birmingham first approached the city government and power structure in this city to do something about police brutality in this city and all of this eventually resulted in the formation of the community action committee, the ONB, which you may have heard something about.