Division - Society

Society

  • Administrative division, also known as a Country subdivision
  • Census division, an official term in Canada and the United States
  • Diairesis, Plato's method of definition by division
  • Division (business), of a business entity is a distinct part of that business but the primary business is legally responsible for all of the obligations and debts of the division
  • Division (country subdivision), a name for a subsidiary state or prefecture of a country
  • Division (sport), a group of teams in organised sport who compete for a divisional title
  • Division (military), a unit typically consisting of between 10,000 to 20,000 troops
  • In parliamentary procedure:
    • Division of the assembly, to undertake a different voting method than the default
    • Division of a question, to split a question into two or more questions
  • Partition (politics), the process of changing national borders or separating political entities
  • Police division, a large territorial unit of the British police

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