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Glossary of PCS- Gov. Ch. 9

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Mandate
strong popular support
Forum
medium for discussion
Executive orders
rules that have the force of law
Impoundment
put aside or refuse to spend
Reprive
postpoement of legal punishment
Pardon
release from legal punishment
Amnesty
a group pardon to people for an offense against the government
Patronage
Appointment to political office, rewards those persons who support the president and the party during an election
Executive agreements
pacts between the president and the head of a foreign government
Treaties
formal agreements between the governments of two or more countires.
De facto
exercises power as they had that office
Covert
secret

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