government Meaning, Definition & Usage
noun the organization that is the governing authority of a political unit
- the government reduced taxes
- the matter was referred to higher authorities
noun the act of governing; exercising authority
administration; government activity; governance; governing.
- regulations for the governing of state prisons
- he had considerable experience of government
noun (government) the system or form by which a community or other political unit is governed
- tyrannical government
noun the study of government of states and other political units
politics; political science.
The act of governing; the exercise of authority; the administration of laws; control; direction; regulation; as, civil, church, or family government.
The mode of governing; the system of polity in a state; the established form of law.
That free government which we have so dearly purchased, free commonwealth. Milton.
The right or power of governing; authority.
I here resign my goverment to thee. Shak.
The person or persons authorized to administer the laws; the ruling powe; the administratian.
When we, in England, speak of the government, we generally understand the ministers of the crown for the time being. Mozley & W.
The body politic governed by one authority; a state; as, the governments of Europe.
Management of the limbs or body.Shak.
(Gram.) The influence of a word in regard to construction, requiring that another word should be in a particular case.
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