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ss-vocabulary8-27-14

vacabulary

TermDefinition
civilization -the stage of human social development and organization that is considered most advanced -the process by which a society or place reaches an advanced stage of social development and organization
society -the aggregate of people living together in a more or less ordered community -an organization or club formed for a particular purpose or activity
economics --the branch of knowledge concerned with the production, consumption, and transfer of wealth -the condition of a region or group as regards material prosperity.
government -the system that establishes and enforces the laws and institutions of a society; some governments are controlled by a few people; and others are controlled by many.
citizen -a legally recognized subject or national of a state or commonwealth, either native or naturalized.
monarchy -a system of authoritarian government headed by a monarch-usually a king or queen- who inherits the throne by birth
theocracy -a system of government in which priests rule in the name of God or a god
oligarchy -a small group of people having control of a country, organization, or institution
democracy -a system of government in which the people participate directly in decision making
republic -a state in which supreme power is held by the people and their elected representatives, and which has an elected or nominated president rather than a monarch.
anarchy -a state of disorder due to absence or nonrecognition of authority
patrons -a person who gives financial or other support to a person, organization, cause, or activity -a customer, especially a regular one, of a store, restaurant, or theater
indulgences -the action or fact of indulging
civilization -the stage of human social development and organization that is considered most advanced -the process by which a society or place reaches an advanced stage of social development and organization
society -the aggregate of people living together in a more or less ordered community -an organization or club formed for a particular purpose or activity
economics --the branch of knowledge concerned with the production, consumption, and transfer of wealth -the condition of a region or group as regards material prosperity.
government -the system that establishes and enforces the laws and institutions of a society; some governments are controlled by a few people; and others are controlled by many.
citizen -a legally recognized subject or national of a state or commonwealth, either native or naturalized.
monarchy -a system of authoritarian government headed by a monarch-usually a king or queen- who inherits the throne by birth
theocracy -a system of government in which priests rule in the name of God or a god
oligarchy -a small group of people having control of a country, organization, or institution
democracy -a system of government in which the people participate directly in decision making
republic -a state in which supreme power is held by the people and their elected representatives, and which has an elected or nominated president rather than a monarch.
anarchy -a state of disorder due to absence or nonrecognition of authority
patrons -a person who gives financial or other support to a person, organization, cause, or activity -a customer, especially a regular one, of a store, restaurant, or theater
indulgences -
secular -denoting attitudes, activities, or other things that have no religious or spiritual basis -not subject to or bound by religious rule; not belonging to or living in a monastic or other order
relic -an object surviving from an earlier time, especially one of historical or sentimental interest
corruption -dishonest or fraudulent conduct by those in power, typically involving bribery -the process by which something, typically a word or expression, is changed from its original use or meaning to one that is regarded as erroneous or debased
humanism -an outlook or system of thought attaching prime importance to human rather than divine or supernatural matters
sacred -connected with God (or the gods) or dedicated to a religious purpose and so deserving veneration
reform -make changes in (something, typically a social, political, or economic institution or practice) in order to improve it. -subject (hydrocarbons) to a catalytic process in which straight-chain molecules are converted to branched forms for use in gasoline
status quo -the existing state of affairs, especially regarding social or political issues
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