What does government mean?

Definitions for government
ˈgʌv ərn mənt, -ər məntgov·ern·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.

  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 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

  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 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 system of authority created, designed and empowered within a country, kingdom, sovereign or state to govern that country, kingdom, sovereign or state consisting of political structures and systems with just, transparent and public policies, processes, procedures, checks and balances with a number of specific electoral constituencies where the electorate are empowered to elect political candidates to a political position within government through just, transparent and free elections that represent and reflect the collective choices, will and voices of the electorate and citizens. Through democracy this authority is empowered to create, manage, distribute, provide, redistribute and fund evidence based public policy, public funds, public budgets, justice, law, legislation, welfare and other vital structures and systems vital to perform the obligations and functions of government based on the principles of human rights in accordance with international law and use law, legislation and technology to empower the electorate, citizens and people to contribute, choose, decide and have an input on a local, regional and national level into all forms of government to ensure every community, village, region, town and city receives a just empowerment and distribution of power, income, political structure, authority and systems to govern they way they need to achieve their local, regional and national development plans.

    Government in the 21st century is changing along with democracy as humanity needs it and people across the Earth recognize and respect this.

    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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    Karen
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    Veena
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    Indian

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. Thar Htun Oo:

    The government is lying.

  2. Mohammad Ayub:

    I don't trust the government.

  3. Chhunjing Dorjee Sherpa:

    This is the Nepal government.

  4. Ricardo Berzoini:

    The government is good with it.

  5. Keir Starmer:

    No government is above the law.

Images & Illustrations of government

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