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checks and balances
used in Allegiant

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institutional mechanisms to check the power of any one person or group — especially separation of powers and constitutionally guaranteed rights
  • The patrols were structured so that the trucks would run out of gas if they went too far, a delicate system of checks and balances that preserved our safety and theirs—and, I now realize, the secret the Abnegation kept.
    p. 99.7

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