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government

EN[ˈɡʌvənmənt] [ˈɡʌvɚ(n)mənt]
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  • A government is the system by which a state or community is governed. In the Commonwealth of Nations, the word government is also used more narrowly to refer to the collective group of people that exercises executive authority in a state.
  • In the case of its broad associative definition, government normally consists of legislators, administrators, and arbitrators. Government is the means by which state policy is enforced, as well as the mechanism for determining the policy of the state.
  • Government of any kind currently affects every human activity in many important ways.

    Definition of government in English Dictionary

  • NounPLgovernmentsSUF-ment
    1. The body with the power to make and/or enforce laws to control a country, land area, people or organization.
      1. Investors face a quandary. Cash offers a return of virtually zero in many developed countries; government-bond yields may have risen in recent weeks but they are still unattractive. Equities have suffered two big bear markets since 2000 and are wobbling again. It is hardly surprising that pension funds, insurers and endowments are searching for new sources of return.
    2. (grammar, linguistics) The relationship between a word and its dependents.
      1. A group of people who hold a monopoly on the legitimate use of force in a given territory.
        1. The state and its administration viewed as the ruling political power.
          1. Risk is everywhere. From tabloid headlines insisting that coffee causes cancer (yesterday, of course, it cured it) to stern government warnings about alcohol and driving, the world is teeming with goblins.
        2. NU The management or control of a system.
          1. Economocracy is government of the people, for the plutocrats, by their puppets. ‎
        3. The tenure of a chief of state.
        4. More Examples
          1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
            • Other areas over which the US Government has complete jurisdiction and control or has exclusive authority or defense responsibility
            • The British government has been more diplomatic but no less pointed, arguing that a body led by the European Central Bank is likely to be too eurocentric.
            • The government took steps to head off summertime shortages of gasoline.
          2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
            • Government MP's sympathetic to the opposition's arguments are starting to break cover.
          3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
            • With his identity stolen he became an unperson unable to prove his existence to the government.
            • The high unemployment rates quickly snowballed into a major budget problem for the government.
            • The current crisis stems from the short-sighted politics of the previous government.
        • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
          1. Nouns
            • Countable nouns
              • Singularia tantum
                • Uncountable nouns
            Related Links:
            1. en governments
            2. en governmental
            3. en governmentism
            4. en governmentist
            5. en governmentese
            Source: Wiktionary
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            Meaning of government for the defined word.

            Grammatically, this word "government" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun and a singularia tantum.
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