What does Government mean?

Definitions for Government
ˈgʌv ərn mənt, -ər məntGovern·ment

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Government.

Princeton's WordNet

  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

Wiktionary

  1. government(Noun)

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

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

  2. government(Noun)

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

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

  3. government(Noun)

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

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

  4. government(Noun)

    The management or control of a system.

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

  5. government(Noun)

    The tenure of a chief of state.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Government(noun)

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

    Etymology: [F. gouvernement. See Govern.]

  2. Government(noun)

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

    Etymology: [F. gouvernement. See Govern.]

  3. Government(noun)

    the right or power of governing; authority

    Etymology: [F. gouvernement. See Govern.]

  4. Government(noun)

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

    Etymology: [F. gouvernement. See Govern.]

  5. Government(noun)

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

    Etymology: [F. gouvernement. See Govern.]

  6. Government(noun)

    management of the limbs or body

    Etymology: [F. gouvernement. See Govern.]

  7. Government(noun)

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

    Etymology: [F. gouvernement. See Govern.]

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. government

    A kind of legalized pillage.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Government

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

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. government

    Generally means the constitution of our country as exercised under the legislature of king or queen, lords, and commons.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. government

    The Constitution of the United States provides that Congress shall make rules for the government and regulation of armies. By government is understood not only the body of fundamental laws of a state, but also the body of persons charged with the management of the executive power of a country; direction, power or authority which rules a community; administration; rule; management. Government of the military is that branch of the code which embraces the creation and regulation of the military hierarchy, or the gradual distribution of inferior authority. The power of making rules of government is that of supreme command, and from this living principle proceed the localization of troops, their organization and distribution; rules for rewards and punishments; and generally, all rules of government and regulation whatsoever, which the legislature may judge necessary to maintain an efficient and well-disciplined army. All authority over the land forces of the United States must, therefore, be derived from Congress. For, although the President is the commander-in-chief, yet his functions, as such, must be regulated by Congress, under the 17th clause of Sec. 8 of the Constitution, as well as under the general authority of Congress to make rules for the government and regulation of the land forces. The President cannot be divested of power which Congress may assign to any inferior military commander, because the authority of the greater includes that of the less. But all the authority over the land and naval forces, save the appointment of the commander-in-chief, rests with Congress, and no authority can be exercised not delegated by Congress, except such as may be fairly deduced from powers given for the effective discharge of the duties annexed to his office.

Editors Contribution

  1. government

    Is a democratic system created from an election with a number of elected members of every political party and a number of elected independent politicians elected to form an organized governing structure and system within a local area, regional area, country, europe or international united to work together and focus positively on cocreating optimum health, human rights, shared prosperity for all, stability, unity, solidarity, cohesion, animal rights, right to life, right to housing, right to education, right to be a parent, right to child supervision service, right to a standard of living, right to internet access, economic stability, financial stability, civil rights, equal rights, equal opportunities, employment rights, childrens rights, sustainable development, sustainable development goals, united partnership, multi-party working, community empowerment systems, equal distribution of income, wealth, fairness and justness across society, the country, europe and the world and contribute to the cocreation of global and national peace agreements, peace treaties, the universes truth and a fair, just and transparent system of checks and balances.

    Governments globally are changing with democracy as humanity chooses unity government across the world where governments are united to represent the collective voice of their citizens and take collective accountability for the management of their countries and create the local, regional and national governmental structures and systems to reflect these changes.

    Submitted by MaryC on August 21, 2016  

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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

How to pronounce Government?

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How to say Government in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Government in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Government in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Government in a Sentence

  1. Christophe Dubi:

    The talks with every level of government are in the right direction... We see very strong support from the government.

  2. Godspower Gbenekema:

    The Avengers might be giving the federal government some time to do something about the demands.

  3. Serese Marotta:

    She called me a lot of names I won't repeat and used the go-to conspiracy theories about government and big pharma, and I responded, 'I lost a child,' and questioned where she was coming from, and she continued to attack me.

  4. Vice President Michel Temer:

    That's what The Brazilian government is doing.

  5. Justice William J. Brennan:

    If there is a bedrock principle of the First Amendment, it is that the government may not prohibit the expression of an idea simply because society finds the idea itself offensive or disagreeable.

Images & Illustrations of Government

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