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Noun: government  gú-vu(r)(n)-munt
  1. The organization that is the governing authority of a political unit
    "the government reduced taxes";
    - authorities, regime
  2. The act of governing; exercising authority
    "he had considerable experience of government";
    - governing, governance, government activity, administration
  3. (government) the system or form by which a community or other political unit is governed
    "tyrannical government"
  4. (government) the study of government of states and other political units
    - politics, political science

Derived forms: governments

Type of: polity, social control, social science, system, system of rules

Encyclopedia: Government