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noun informal clout pronunciation in British English /klaʊt/ 
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pluralclouts

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  1. 1
    [uncountable] the authority to make decisions, or the power to influence events

    It is a system in which individual voters have more clout.

    political/financial/economic clout:

    The government has less political clout than the opposition on this issue.

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