Definition of Government in English :

Define Government in English

Government meaning in English

Meaning of Government in English

Pronunciation of Government in English

Government pronunciation in English

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see synonyms of government

1. authorities, government, regime

the organization that is the governing authority of a political unit

Example Sentences:
'the government reduced taxes'
'the matter was referred to higher authorities'

2. administration, governance, governing, government, government activity

the act of governing; exercising authority

Example Sentences:
'regulations for the governing of state prisons'
'he had considerable experience of government'

3. government

(government) the system or form by which a community or other political unit is governed

Example Sentences:
'tyrannical government'

4. government, political science, politics

the study of government of states and other political units

Based on WordNet 3.0, Princeton University


see synonyms of government
the exercise of political authority over the actions, affairs, etc, of a political unit, people, etc, as well as the performance of certain functions for this unit or body; the action of governing; political rule and administration
the system or form by which a community, etc, is ruled
tyrannical government
the executive policy-making body of a political unit, community, etc; ministry or administration
yesterday we got a new government
(capital when of a specific country)
the British Government
the state and its administration
blame it on the government
(as modifier)
a government agency
regulation; direction
6. grammar
the determination of the form of one word by another word

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see synonyms of government
the exercise of authority over a state, district, organization, institution, etc.; direction; control; rule; management
the right, function, or power of governing
a system of ruling, controlling, etc.
an established system of political administration by which a nation, state, district, etc. is governed
we need honest government
the study of such systems; political science
all the people or agencies that administer or control the affairs of a nation, state, institution, etc.; administration
the election resulted in a new government
4.  [often G-]
the executive or administrative branch of government of a particular nation as constituted by the political party or coalition in power
a Labor government in Great Britain
5.  Rare
a governed territory
6.  Grammar
the influence of one word over the case or mood of another
of or relating to government

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see synonyms of government
1. The act or process of governing, especially the control and administration of public policy in a political unit.
2. The office, function, or authority of a governing individual or body.
3. Exercise of authority in a political unit; rule.
4. The agency or apparatus through which a governing individual or body functions and exercises authority.
5. A governing body or organization, as:
a. The ruling political party or coalition of political parties in a parliamentary system.
b. The cabinet in a parliamentary system.
c. The persons who make up a governing body.
6. A system or policy by which a political unit is governed.
7. Administration or management of an organization, business, or institution.
8. Political science.
9. Grammar The influence of a word over the morphological inflection of another word in a phrase or sentence.

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