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CENTRAL. Relating to the centre, or placed in the centre; as, the central courts of the United States, are those located in the city of Washington, whose jurisdiction extends over the whole country. These are, first, the Senate of the United States, when organized to try impeachments; secondly, the Supreme Court of the United States.
     2. The government of the United States is the central government.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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It's been several years since the Credit Research Foundation's study Leading The Journey From Isolation to Integration: The Future of Business Credit pointed out that the credit and receivables functions of American businesses appeared to be highly centralized with some combination approaches; and, the trend toward centralization would continue.
The distribution did become more equal yet it is less clear that centralization was the cause for the improvement.
Section 2 outlines Tocqueville's description of administrative centralization; section 3 discusses the growth of administrative centralization in the United States and its relationship to law enforcement.
An organization's structure is the distinctive traits an organization possesses through the division of elements and responsibilities and their associations to each other (e.g., centralization and formalization: James and Jones, 1976).
Even though researchers have attempted to explain the relationships among organizational structure, empowerment, and innovative behavior, there is still a lack of explanation of the mediating role of empowerment in the links among centralization, formalization, and innovative behavior.
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"Kataeb Ministers have been dubbed as the opposing and disruptive Ministers!" Hakim exclaimed, defending Kataeb's insistance on abandoning centralization and opting for decentralization.
In order to enjoy the substantial benefits of local government borrowing while still complying with the Budget Law, debt centralization has been adopted by the central government of China in practice.
Nerve cell centralization does begin in multicellular animals, researchers have confirmed.
This transaction is part of the previously announced strategic reorganisation of Popular, Inc.'s US operations, which includes the sale of PCB's regional operations in California, Illinois and Central Florida and the centralization of certain back office operations in Puerto Rico and New York.
From 2007 to 2009, the Panel denied centralization in 18 percent of the requests.
He underlined the need to learn from the past experiences and failures, especially in previous excessive centralization that has impacted negatively on Yemen's development, affirming "The six-region federal state will take care of the citizens' interests, respect their rights and relieve their suffering from centralization." HA/AF Saba