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Glossary of TOG Yr2 Wk36

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a right
something to which one has a just claim
privilege
a right or liberty granted
duty
a moral or legal obligation
obligation
something one is bound to do
responsibility
something for which one is responsible
pledge
a promise or agreement that must be kept
vow
a solemn promise or statement
treaty
an agreement or arrangement made by negotiation
word of honor
verbal guarantee of something promised
honoring your word
to fulfill the terms of a promise
scandal
something that offends moral standards or disgraces those associated with it
cabinet
a group of advisers to the political head of a government
amendment
a change in wording or meaning especially in a law, bill, or motion
inalienable
impossible to take away or give up
federal government
political system by which a nation of people (comprised of states/provinces) is administered and regulated
-OR-
group of people who manage a country or nation
state government
political system by which a state of people is administered and regulated
-OR-
group of people who manage a state
state constitution
set of doctrines, principles, and laws according to which a state is governed
Bill of Rights
the first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution
permanent
lasting or intended to last for a very long time
majority
1 a number greater than half of a total
2 the party that makes up more than half of the whole group
minority
1 a number smaller than half of a total
2 the party that makes up less than half of the whole group
Congress
the chief lawmaking body of the United States made up of the Senate and the House of Representatives
assembly
a body of persons gathered together for a purpose
warrant
a legal paper giving an officer the power to carry out the law
trial by jury
a trial that is judged by a randomly selected body of citizens
seizure
taking possession of person or property by legal process

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