- 权 [quán]
- （秤锤） counterpoise; weight (of a steelyard)- （权力） power; authority:
in power; 当权
be authorized (to do sth.); 受权- （权利） right:
right to vote; 表决权
rights for living; 生存权- （有利的形势）advantageous position:
mastery of the air; 制空权- （权变; 权宜） expediency:
adapt oneself to circumstances 通权达变- （姓氏） a surname:
Quan Deyu 权德舆
- （权衡） weigh:
weigh up one thing against another; weigh up the matter carefully 权其轻重
- （权且; 姑且） tentatively; for the time being:
act temporarily as; serve as a stopgap for; 权充
doctor a dead horse tentatively as if it were still alive -- not give up for lost 死马权当活马医
The constitution vests the president with the power to declare war.
The Pope has no temporal power in modern society.
A diadem was worn as sign of royal power.
He was thirsty for power.
The general was girded with the supreme power.
Nothing could sate the careerist's greed for power.
Joan is campaigning for equal rights for women.