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communism, communist

Auslan SignbankDictionary#3829 communist
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As a Noun: 1. The political belief that the state should control the means of producing everything, and that there should be no private property. English = communism. 2. A person who believes in communism. English = communist. As a Verb or Adjective: 1. To relate to or be based on communism. English = (be) communist.

government, minister

Auslan SignbankDictionary#3185 government.sash
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As a Noun: 1. The group of people who are responsible for governing a country or state. English = government. 2. The departments, ministries, and committees that carry out the decisions of the political leaders of a country. English = government. 3. A person who is in charge of a particular government department. English = minister.

look, look at

Auslan SignbankDictionary#1163 look1c
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As a Noun: 1. Someone who has been legally appointed to look after the affairs of another person, for example a child or someone who is mentally ill. English=guardian 2. 3. The guardian of something is someone who defends and protects it. English=guardian

monarch, sovereign, king, queen, royalty, royal

Auslan SignbankDictionary#1973 monarch
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As a Noun: 1. A member of a royal family who reigns over a country. English = monarch, sovereign. 2. A male member of a royal family who reigns over a country. English = king. 3. A female member of a royal family who reigns over a country. English = queen. 4. Members of a royal family. English = royalty. As a Verb or Adjective: 1. To belong to or relate to a royal family. English = (be) royal.

politics, politician, political

Auslan SignbankDictionary#1305 politics
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As a Noun: 1. The actions or activities which people use to achieve power in a country, society, or organisation. English = politics. 2. A person whose job is in politics, particularly a member of parliament. English = politician As a Verb or Adjective: 1. To relate to politics; or to be interested in politics and hold strong beliefs about it. English = (be) political.

princess

Auslan SignbankDictionary#1313 princess
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As a Noun: 1. The female member of a royal family, usually the daughter of a king or queen or the wife of a prince. English = princess.

intention, intend, goal (objective)

Auslan SignbankDictionary#582 intend.goal1a
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As a Noun: 1. The idea, plan or decision to do something. English = intention, goal. As a Verb or Adjective: 1. To think or plan to do something specific; to decide to so something or plan to do something. English = intend.

involve, include, incorporate, participate, involved, included, involvement, inclusion, participation, incorporation

Auslan SignbankDictionary#1960 involve1a
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As a Noun: 1. The act of taking part in something. English = involvement, participation 2. The act of being part of something else. English = inclusion, incorporation. 3. The act of making a person or thing part of a group or collection. English = inclusion. 4. As a Verb or Adjective: 1. Of something in a situation or activity, to be a necessary part or to be affected by the situation or activity. English = involve, incorporate. 2. Of an object, situation or activity, to have something else as one of its parts. English = include, incorporate. 3. To take part in some activity; to be a part of something else. English = participate, (be) involved in; (be) included in. 4. Of things in a task, situation, or system, to be required in order to achieve it or to understand it and the problems that it causes. English = (be) involved.

person, character, client, consumer

Auslan SignbankDictionary#3698 person1a
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As a Noun: 1. A man or a woman. English = person. 2. A person in a film or play. English = character. 3. A person or company that receives a service from a professional person or organisation. English = client. 4. 5. A person who buys things or uses services. English = consumer. 6. As Modifier: 1. Used immediately after verbs of liking and hating with reference to people to mean your feelings are directed towards a person in themselves, not their job or role in society. English = 'as a person'. 2. Used by some signers immediately after noun signs to remove any ambiguity that they are referring to a person who does that action, rather than the action itself. English = 'er' (as in 'work' + 'er' for 'worker').

draw, election, elect

Auslan SignbankDictionary#1937 elect
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As a Noun: 1. The act of extracting, pulling or taking out one thing (ticket, ball, stick, etc) from many such things in a container as part of a competition. The thing chosen tells you who has won. English = draw. 2. An organised process in which people vote to choose a person or group of people to hold an official position or to represent them in government. English = election. 3. The actual success and selection of a person in an election. English = election. As a Verb or Adjective: 1. To extract, pull or take out one thing (ticket, ball, stick, etc) from many such things in a container as part of a competition. The thing chosen tells you who has won. English = draw. 2. To choose a person to hold an official position or to represent you by voting. English = elect.