oligopoly: The concentration of economic power in the hands of a
relatively few large companies.
ombudsman: An official complaint taker who tries to help citizens who
have been wronged by the actions of government agencies.
open primary: A form of primary election in which any voter may
participate and vote for a slate of candidates of one political party.
original jurisdiction: The right of the Supreme Court, under the
Constitution, to hear certain kinds of cases directly, such as cases involving
out party: A major political party that functions as an opposition
party because it does not control the Presidency
outputs: The binding decisions that a political system makes, whether
in the form of laws, regulations, or judicial decisions.