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PostSubject: Christian Di Lorenzo - Definitions for Resolution   Wed Oct 27, 2010 1:44 pm

Resolved: A government's legitimacy is determined more by its respect for popular sovereignty than individual rights.

Government
  1. The office, function, or authority of a governing individual or body. - American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language
  2. Exercise of authority in a political unit; rule. - American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language
  3. a: the organization, machinery, or agency through which a political unit exercises authority and performs functions and which is usually classified according to the distribution of power within it
    b: the complex of political institutions, laws, and customs through which the function of governing is carried out - Merriam-Webster's Online Dictionary, 11th Edition
  4. a group of people who have the power to make and enforce laws for a country or area - Encarta® World English Dictionary, North American Edition
  5. a: the exercise of authority over a state, district, organization, institution, etc.; direction; control; rule; management
    b: the right, function, or power of governing


Legitimacy
  1. Accordant with law or with established legal forms and requirements; lawful; as, legitimate government; legitimate rights; the legitimate succession to the throne; a legitimate proceeding of an officer; a legitimate heir. - The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
  2. in accordance with recognized or accepted standards or principles - WordNet (r) 2.0


Determined
  1. Marked by or showing determination; resolute: was engaged in a protracted struggle with a determined enemy. - American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language
  2. wanting to do something very much and not allowing anyone or any difficulties to stop you - Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary


Popular Sovereignty
  1. a doctrine in political theory that government is created by and subject to the will of the people - Merriam-Webster's Online Dictionary, 11th Edition
  2. the doctrine that the people are sovereign and a government is subject to the will of the people - Encarta® World English Dictionary, North American Edition


Individual Rights
  1. "Individual rights" is a legal term referring to what one is allowed to do and what can be done to an individual. - wordiq.com
  2. Of or pertaining to a particular person; relating to, or affecting, an individual, or each of many individuals; peculiar or proper to private concerns; not public or general; as, personal comfort; personal desire. - Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
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