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(power; from Old Russian d’rzha, “dominion”. or “might”).

(1) A term denoting an independent sovereign state, as in the expression “the Great Powers.”

(2) In the Russian state, a golden orb with a cross or crown, which symbolized the monarch’s authority.

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