- a distribution of military and economic power among nations that is sufficiently even to keep any one of them from being too strong or dangerous
- the power of a minority to give control to a larger group by allying with it
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balance of power
(usually uncountable, plural balances of power)
- (politics, government) A situation of equilibrium in which no country is powerful enough to control, or threaten the interests of, the others.