Definitions for governmentˈgʌv ərn mənt, -ər mənt
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
gov•ern•ment*ˈgʌv ərn mənt, -ər mənt(n.)
the political direction and control exercised over the actions of the members, citizens, or inhabitants of communities, societies, and states; direction of the affairs of a community, etc.
the form or system of rule by which a state, etc., is governed:
the governing body of persons in a state, community, etc.
a branch or service of the supreme authority of a state or nation, taken as representing the whole.
(in some parliamentary systems, as that of the United Kingdom) the particular group of persons forming the cabinet at any given time: the parliament along with the cabinet.
The Prime Minister has formed a new government.
direction; control; management.
a district governed; province.
Category: Common Vocabulary, Government
Ref: political science.
a relationship between two words in a sentence such that the use of one word requires the other to be of a particular form.
* Usage: See collective noun.
Origin of government:
1350–1400; ME < OF governement. See govern , -ment
government, authorities, regime(noun)
the organization that is the governing authority of a political unit
"the government reduced taxes"; "the matter was referred to higher authorities"
government, governing, governance, government activity, administration(noun)
the act of governing; exercising authority
"regulations for the governing of state prisons"; "he had considerable experience of government"
(government) the system or form by which a community or other political unit is governed
politics, political science, government(noun)
the study of government of states and other political units
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
government(noun)ˈgʌv ərn mənt, -ər mənt
the group of people responsible for running a country
people employed by the government; a newly elected government; federal/local government
governmentˈgʌv ərn mənt, -ər mənt
the process of running a country
The body with the power to make and/or enforce laws to control a country, land area, people or organization.
A group of people who hold a monopoly on the legitimate use of force in a given territory.
The state and its administration viewed as the ruling political power.
The management or control of a system.
The tenure of a chief of state.
Origin: From governement, from governement (French gouvernement), from gubernatio, from κυβερνισμός, κυβέρνησις, from κυβερνάω + -ment.
the act of governing; the exercise of authority; the administration of laws; control; direction; regulation; as, civil, church, or family government
the mode of governing; the system of polity in a state; the established form of law
the right or power of governing; authority
the person or persons authorized to administer the laws; the ruling power; the administration
the body politic governed by one authority; a state; as, the governments of Europe
management of the limbs or body
the influence of a word in regard to construction, requiring that another word should be in a particular case
The Roycroft Dictionary
A kind of legalized pillage.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
The complex of political institutions, laws, and customs through which the function of governing is carried out in a specific political unit.
British National Corpus
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Rank popularity for the word 'government' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #126
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'government' in Written Corpus Frequency: #328
Rank popularity for the word 'government' in Nouns Frequency: #10
Translations for government
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
the people who rule a country or state
the British Government.
- governoPortuguese (BR)
- die RegierungGerman
- शासन, नियंत्रणHindi
- stjórnvöld, ríkisstjórnIcelandic
- vyriausybė, valdžiaLithuanian
- regjering, styreNorwegian
- حكومت، دولتPashto
- 政府Chinese (Trad.)
- سرکار، حکومتUrdu
- chính quyềnVietnamese
- 政府Chinese (Simp.)
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