Definitions for governmentˈgʌv ərn mənt, -ər mənt

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. 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"

  2. 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"

  3. government(noun)

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

    "tyrannical government"

  4. politics, political science, government(noun)

    the study of government of states and other political units

WiktionaryRate this definition:(1.00 / 1 vote)

  1. government(Noun)

    The body with the power to make and/or enforce laws to control a country, land area, people or organization.

  2. government(Noun)

    A group of people who hold a monopoly on the legitimate use of force in a given territory.

  3. government(Noun)

    The state and its administration viewed as the ruling political power.

  4. government(Noun)

    The management or control of a system.

  5. government(Noun)

    The tenure of a chief of state.

  6. Origin: From governement, from governement (French gouvernement), from gubernatio, from κυβερνισμός, κυβέρνησις, from κυβερνάω + -ment.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Government(noun)

    the act of governing; the exercise of authority; the administration of laws; control; direction; regulation; as, civil, church, or family government

  2. Government(noun)

    the mode of governing; the system of polity in a state; the established form of law

  3. Government(noun)

    the right or power of governing; authority

  4. Government(noun)

    the person or persons authorized to administer the laws; the ruling power; the administration

  5. Government(noun)

    the body politic governed by one authority; a state; as, the governments of Europe

  6. Government(noun)

    management of the limbs or body

  7. Government(noun)

    the influence of a word in regard to construction, requiring that another word should be in a particular case

  8. Origin: [F. gouvernement. See Govern.]

The Roycroft DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. government

    A kind of legalized pillage.

U.S. National Library of MedicineRate this definition:(5.00 / 1 vote)

  1. Government

    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

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'government' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #126

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'government' in Written Corpus Frequency: #328

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'government' in Nouns Frequency: #10


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