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  1. Central government

    A central government is the government of a nation-state and is more typically a characteristic of a unitary state. This is the same thing as a federal government which may have distinct powers at various levels authorized or delegated to it by its member states, though the adjective 'central' is sometimes used to describe it. The structure of central governments varies. Many countries have created autonomous regions by delegating powers from the central government to governments at a subnational level, such as a regional, local, or state level. Based on a broad definition of a basic political system, there are two or more levels of government that exist within an established territory and govern through common institutions with overlapping or shared powers as prescribed by a constitution or other law. Usual responsibilities of this level of government which are not granted to lower levels are maintaining national security and exercising international diplomacy, including the right to sign binding treaties. Basically, the central government has the power to make laws for the whole country, in contrast with local governments. For definition of levels of government see also general government.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of central government in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of central government in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Conita Hung:

    We are seeing the near term effect of the (central) government's supportive measures.

  2. Abdul Rahman Kabiri:

    If the central government doesn't provide humanitarian support, machinery and food soon, this will turn to a disaster.

  3. The Georgian Foreign Ministry:

    It violated the airspace controlled by the central government and flew over a local municipality and police buildings.

  4. Aaron Kesselheim:

    A lot of other countries have central government systems that buy drugs for other people. That can reduce the fluctuations.

  5. Ghadi Sary:

    It is important for any intervening army to have the backing of the central government, or at least the army in the country.

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