Vocabulary 11

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  1. PARDON:
    release from the punishment or legal consequences of 2 crimes by the President or a governor.
  2. PAROLE:
    the release of 2 prisoners short of the complete term of the original sentence.
  3. PARTISAN:
    lawmaker who owes his/her first allegiance to his/her political party.
  4. Patent:
    a license issued to an inventor granting the exclusive right to manufacture, use or sell his or her invention for a limited period of time-good for 20 years, Issued by a special act of Congress by the Patent and Trademark Office in the Department of Commerce.
  5. PATRONAGE:
    the practice of giving jobs to supporters and friends.
  6. PERESTROIKA:
    the restructuring of political and economic life under the rule of Mikhail Gorbachev.
  7. PERJURY:
    the act of lying under oath.
  8. PERSONA NON GRATA:
    an unwelcome person, used to describe recalled diplomatic officials.
  9. PLAINTIFF:
    the party who brings suit or some legal action against someone (defendant).
  10. PLATFORM:
    a political party's formal statement of basic principles stands on major issues and objectives.
  11. PLURALISIC SOCIETY:
    a society which consists of several distinct cultures and groups.
  12. PLURALITY:
    in an election be number of votes that the leading candidate obtains over the next highest candidate.
  13. POCKET VETO:
    when a chief executive does not sign or reject a bill within the time allowed to do so.
  14. POLITICALACTION COMMITTEE (PAC):
    the political extension of special interest groups which have a major stake in public policy.
  15. POLITICAL EFFICACY:
    one's own influence or effectiveness on politics.
  16. POLL BOOK:
    list of all registered voters who live in a precinct.

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