[sen-truh-luh-zey-shuh n] /ˌsɛn trə ləˈzeɪ ʃən/
the act or fact of centralizing; fact of being centralized.
the concentration of administrative power in a central government, authority, etc.
1801, especially of administrative power, originally with reference to Napoleonic France and on model of French centralisation. See centralize + -ation.
[oh-ver-sur-tuh-fahy] /ˌoʊ vərˈsɜr təˌfaɪ/ verb (used with object), overcertified, overcertifying. Banking. 1. to (a bank check) for an amount greater than the balance in the drawer’s account.
[verb oh-ver-chahrj; noun oh-ver-chahrj] /verb ˌoʊ vərˈtʃɑrdʒ; noun ˈoʊ vərˌtʃɑrdʒ/ verb (used with object), overcharged, overcharging. 1. to (a purchaser) too high a price: When the manager realized we’d been overcharged, she gave us a credit for the difference. 2. to fill too full; overload. 3. to exaggerate: to overcharge the importance of ancestry. verb […]
[oh-ver-chek] /ˈoʊ vərˌtʃɛk/ noun 1. a textile pattern having one design superimposed on another so that both are visible. 2. a fabric having this pattern. 3. a checkrein passing from the bit, over a horse’s head, to the saddle of a harness. /ˈəʊvəˌtʃɛk/ noun 1. a thin leather strap attached to a horse’s bit to […]
[kleym] /kleɪm/ verb (used with object) 1. to demand by or as by virtue of a right; demand as a right or as due: to claim an estate by inheritance. 2. to assert and demand the recognition of (a right, title, possession, etc.); assert one’s right to: to claim payment for services. 3. to assert […]