(noun) A single human being; an individual.
(noun) A force and power that resides in supernatural beings such as gods and spirits.
(noun) A philosophy and research method that studies experienced events and objects using the senses.
(noun) An observable circumstance, event, fact or occurrence.
(noun) The smallest meaningful speech sound in a language.
1. (noun) The study of speech sounds in language; 2. (noun) The formal rules for structuring speech sounds.
(noun) A group of clans with a common ancestor.
(noun) The branch of anthropology studying the origin and variation of humankind.
(noun) The physical world people experience through their senses.
(noun) When a competent individual voluntarily decides to use a lethal medication administered by a medical doctor (MD) to painlessly end their own life (commit suicide).
(noun) To increase profits by intentionally producing goods that quickly become obsolete and therefore require replacing.
1. (noun) A State sponsored institution, tasked with preventing or investigating crime, and maintaining public order; 2. (verb) To maintain law and order.
(noun) Any course of action or procedure by an individual or group with authority and power that affects others.
(noun) The members of a group with the authority and power to influence and implement public policy in relationship to institutions and norms.
(noun) The art of the exercise of power; the combination of individuals or parties (groups) making decisions that affect others and institutions (i.e., legal system, military, police) that governs based on those decisions.
(noun) Any condition or practice that involves romantic or sexual relationships with multiple consenting partners.
(noun) Any condition or practice of a female having multiple husbands at the same time.
(noun) Any condition or practice of marriage that consists of multiple spouses at the same time.
(noun) A type of marriage in which a man has multiple wives at the same time.
(noun) A religion based on belief in multiple deities.