Dictionary of Politics and Government

Dictionary of Politics and Government

P. H. Collin, Peter Holmes

Language: English

Pages: 289

ISBN: 2:00123645

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


A fully updated edition containing more than 5,000 terms on politics and government, ranging from active citizenship, democratic deficit, and the Factortame case to regional government and sleaze. This is a useful reference for all those studying politics from GCSE level upwards, and is also suitable for learners of English.

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The feeling on Capitol Hill is that the President will veto the proposal. capital transfer tax Capitol Capitol Hill Captain of the Honourable Corps of Gentleman-at-Arms Captain of the Honourable Corps of Gentleman-at-Arms / k ptn əv ð ɒn(ə)rəb(ə)l kɔ d ent(ə)lmən ət ɑ mz/ noun in the House of Lords, the Government Chief Whip. ı Parliamentary Secre- tary to the Treasury capture / k ptʃə/ verb to take or get capture control of something ć The Opposition captured six seats in the general

the head of the administrative staff in the House of Lords client country / klaənt k ntri/, client state / klaənt stet/ noun a clawback clean bill clerk clerk assistant | Clerk of the House Clerk of the Parliaments client country GovtPol.fm Page 42 Tuesday, July 13, 2004 7:51 PM client state country which depends on another country for such things as defence and trade client state / klaənt stet/ noun a country that depends on another for economic, political or military support

or situations of abuse or neglect. Abbr DSS Department of the Interior /d pɑ tmənt əv ði ntəriə/ noun the executive department of the US federal government that is mainly responsible for developing the nation’s natural resources, managing national parks, and overseeing Native American reservations and outlying territories. Abbr DOI (NOTE: The UK does not Department of the Interior | have a government department called the ‘Department of the Interior’: the Home Office is responsible for

especially a man, who is a close supporter or associate of someone in an important position, often using strong methods to carry out their wishes henchwoman / hentʃwυmən / noun a woman who is a close supporter or associate of someone in an important position, often using strong methods to carry out their wishes heptarch / heptɑ k/ noun one of the seven rulers in a heptarchy heptarchy / heptɑ ki/ noun 1. government by seven rulers or leaders 2. a state governed by seven rulers, or a state divided

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