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Definitions of government

  1. the act of governing; exercising authority; " regulations for the governing of state prisons"; " he had considerable experience of government"
  2. the system or form by which a community or other political unit is governed; " tyrannical government"
  3. the study of government of states and other political units
  4. ( government) the system or form by which a community or other political unit is governed; " tyrannical government"
  5. The act of governing; the exercise of authority; the administration of laws; control; direction; regulation; as, civil, church, or family government.
  6. The mode of governing; the system of polity in a state; the established form of law.
  7. The right or power of governing; authority.
  8. The person or persons authorized to administer the laws; the ruling power; the administration.
  9. The body politic governed by one authority; a state; as, the governments of Europe.
  10. The influence of a word in regard to construction, requiring that another word should be in a particular case.
  11. The act of administering or ruling; administration of public affairs; as, rightecus government; established state or legal authority; self- control.
  12. Governmental.
  13. A ruling or managing: control: system of governing: the persons authorized to administer the laws: the territory over which sovereign power extends: ( gram.) the power of one word in determining the form of another.
  14. Of or pursued by government.
  15. Management; control; system of governing; persons who administer the laws.
  16. The act of governing; control, direction, or restraint; the controlling power in a state; the administration; territory governed.
  17. Direction; regulation; control; the exercise of authority; the administration of public affairs; the system of polity in a state; the territory governed; the right of governing; the persons or council governing; the influence of a word in determining the case or mood of another.
  18. Control; restraint; the exercise of authority; the ruling power in a state; the principle or system under which a state is ruled.
  19. Connected with or pursued by government.
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Usage examples for government

  1. " You do well," she said gravely, speaking as one accustomed to government. – Patsy by S. R. Crockett
  2. He was compelled, however, to give his people free government. – The Quaker Colonies A Chronicle of the Proprietors of the Delaware, Volume 8 in The Chronicles Of America Series by Sydney G. Fisher
  3. Lord Shelburne's government had at no time been a strong one. – The Critical Period of American History by John Fiske
  4. In this situation, he received four hundred thousand livres, to be paid to this government for one year's interest. – Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson by Thomas Jefferson
  5. Your Government shall be notified- if we're not all killed. – McAllister and His Double by Arthur Train
  6. We've got a little government! – The History of Don Quixote, Volume II., Complete by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
  7. They have been able to put trust in each other and trust in their Government. – State of the Union Addresses of Calvin Coolidge by Calvin Coolidge
  8. The Government threw themselves upon his mercy. – History of Modern Europe 1792-1878 by C. A. Fyffe
  9. I am Cassyrus, an officer of the government. – Romance Island by Zona Gale
  10. M. Favre said that the Government was 'disappearing. – Diary of the Besieged Resident in Paris by Henry Labouchère
  11. This was well known to our Government. – Trial of the Officers and Crew of the Privateer Savannah, on the Charge of Piracy, in the United States Circuit Court for the Southern District of New York by A. F. Warburton
  12. Even though the English Government might pay for his board, she must still regard him as her guest, and in the small time at her disposal do all that she could to make him comfortable. – Napoleon's Young Neighbor by Helen Leah Reed
  13. Is it likely Government would give up that, Fisher? – Mrs. Halliburton's Troubles by Mrs. Henry Wood
  14. Mr. Mavick began in the service of the government, now he has entered it again- ah, you did not know? – That Fortune by Charles Dudley Warner Last Updated: February 22, 2009
  15. So that we shall have the difference between a light and a heavy government as clear gain. – Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson by Thomas Jefferson
  16. Grant himself had never paid any attention to matters of government. – The United States Since The Civil War by Charles Ramsdell Lingley
  17. I can't tell you just what it is, 'cause it's government business. – Anderson Crow, Detective by George Barr McCutcheon
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