government meaning

[ 'gʌvənmənt ] Pronunciation:   "government" in a sentence
Noun: government  gúvur(n)munt
  1. The organization that is the governing authority of a political unit
    "the government reduced taxes"
    - authorities, regime 
  2. The act of governing; exercising authority
    "he had considerable experience of government"
    - governing, governance, government activity, administration 
  3. (government) the system or form by which a community or other political unit is governed
    "tyrannical government" 
  4. The study of government of states and other political units
    - politics, political science

Derived forms: governments

See also: govern

Type of: polity, social control, social science, system, system of rules

Encyclopedia: Government

Sometimes central government only; on other occasions general government. This the total of all levels of government, including central and local government, and state governments in federal countries such as Germany or the United States. It is always necessary to check what level of government is being referred to in any particular context. Similarly government deficits, and government debt, are used with various definitions of the government sector.

See also:

central government, general government, and local government

The complex of political institutions,laws,and customs through which the function of governing is carried out in a specific political unit.


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  1. after all, fat government is weak.
  2. the wheels of government never stop turning.
  3. the government boosted security precautions.
  4. david 's father is a government official.
  5. they are eager to buy their government bonds.

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