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1‘the legal system’
structure, organization, order, arrangement, complex, apparatus, network
2‘a system for regulating medical products’
method, methodology, technique, process, procedure, approach, practice, line, line of action, line of attack, attack, means, way, manner, mode, framework, modus operandi
scheme, plan, policy, programme, regimen, set of principles, set of procedures, set of guidelines, formula, routine, tactic, tack
3‘there was no system at all in the company’
methodicalness, orderliness, systematization, planning, logic, routine
4the system‘how do you give youngsters who have already been victimized faith in the system?’
the establishment, the authorities, the powers that be, the ruling class, the regime, bureaucracy, officialdom
the status quo, the prevailing political order, the prevailing social order
archaic the regimen
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