the act or fact of centralizing; fact of being centralized.
the concentration of administrative power in a central government, authority, etc.
a process whereby social groups and institutions become increasingly dependent on a group or institution.
concentration of control or power in a few individuals.
He predicts that “the concentration and centralization of power will remain at the White House” when it comes to foreign policy.
Kerry’s Impromptu Meeting With Abbas Andrea Stone March 4, 2013
All of the apparatuses of centralization need to be subject to reconsideration.
5 Ways to Fix Book Publishing Anis Shivani July 11, 2013
Grievances over the centralization of power downtown (with its latte-sipping elites, and so on) still runs strong.
How Rob Ford Could Win Reelection Ivor Tossell January 2, 2014
centralization leaves information vulnerable: to fraud, to surveillance, to sale.
The Internet Shouldn’t Own You Eric Klinker October 9, 2013
But Tocqueville in fact distinguished between two kinds of centralization: centralized administration and centralized government.
Poulos Gets Piketty—and Tocqueville—Wrong Arthur Goldhammer April 25, 2014
This from Massachusetts, later to be the home of abolition and of centralization!
The Way to the West Emerson Hough
We may express that method in the one word “centralization.”
History of the Moravian Church J. E. Hutton
And yet, even the rise of the bankers is not the only or the surest indication that centralization is culminating.
The Law of Civilization and Decay Brooks Adams
Those same twenty years mark the centralization of industry.
A Preface to Politics Walter Lippmann
centralization and uniformity in authority and purpose are distinctly evident in every school activity in Norway.
The School System of Norway David Allen Anderson
1801, especially of administrative power, originally with reference to Napoleonic France and on model of French centralisation. See centralize + -ation.
of, relating to, or characterized by ; formal; ritual: a ceremonial occasion. used in or in connection with : ceremonial robes. a system of ceremonies, rites, or formalities prescribed for or observed on any particular occasion; a rite. Roman Catholic Church. the order for rites and . a book containing it. formal behavior found at, […]
carefully observant of ; formally or elaborately polite: He greeted his rival with a ceremonious display of friendship. pertaining to, marked by, or consisting of ; formal: a ceremonious reception. Historical Examples You are cold and ceremonious; what, in colloquial language, we should call short. Albert Savarus Honore de Balzac He was ushered into the […]
any of various substances, especially sodium thiosulfate, used for removing excess from paper pulp, textile, fiber, etc., after bleaching. noun a substance used to remove chlorine from a material after bleaching or to neutralize the chlorine present
opposed to the concept that a pregnant woman has the right to choose abortion.