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, working and functioning like a business and focus positively on cocreating optimum health, democracy, human rights, shared prosperity for all, stability, unity, solidarity, cohesion, animal rights, right to life, right to housing, fasttrack of social housing, council housing, public housing and affordable housing building projects, right to free education, fasttrack of SDG social enterprise creation, right to be a parent, right to free preschool education, right to a standard of living, creation of a national living wage and universal living income system, 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. This group employs a moderate amount of employees who all earn identical and equal pay. All profit earned is used to reinvest in the business where just and fair or contribute to the teams chosen local, regional, national, european or international SDG. All members of this organization are accountable to the rule of legislation like all citizens.

    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 and work and function like a business.

    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. Elias Magin:

    In the past three days, we have run out of the medicine the government gave us, the only medicine we have left is for other conditions. I don't even have any paracetamol.

  2. Roy Rickhuss:

    Our fight to save our steel will continue, the blast furnace must be mothballed properly to give it the chance of a future. We have serious concerns about the ability of SSI to do this and so the government must step in.

  3. Volker Turk:

    It is striking, there are many less people coming than last year, it's a combination of factors. As well as the new government, there are stronger activities against smuggling and trafficking. And the discovery of the mass graves last year also shocked people.

  4. Jigyasu Wadhwa:

    Generalising the impact 15-year-old vehicles have on the environment is stupid, the government needs to ensure people get their vehicles maintained, whatever the age.

  5. Navdeep Bains:

    We're focused very much on R and D (research and development) investment in Canada, the fact that the C Series continues to be ... produced here in Canada, that the head office remains here. It's about good-quality jobs, it's about the long-term success of the company and the sector ... We want a strong, vibrant aerospace sector in Canada, and that is a priority for this government.

Images & Illustrations of Government

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