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Definitions of government

  1. the organization that is the governing authority of a political unit; " the government reduced taxes"; " the matter was referred to higher authorities"
  2. the act of governing; exercising authority; " regulations for the governing of state prisons"; " he had considerable experience of government"
  3. the system or form by which a community or other political unit is governed; " tyrannical government"
  4. the study of government of states and other political units
  5. ( government) the system or form by which a community or other political unit is governed; " tyrannical government"
  6. The act of governing; the exercise of authority; the administration of laws; control; direction; regulation; as, civil, church, or family government.
  7. The mode of governing; the system of polity in a state; the established form of law.
  8. The right or power of governing; authority.
  9. The person or persons authorized to administer the laws; the ruling power; the administration.
  10. The body politic governed by one authority; a state; as, the governments of Europe.
  11. Management of the limbs or body.
  12. The influence of a word in regard to construction, requiring that another word should be in a particular case.
  13. The complex of political institutions, laws, and customs through which the function of governing is carried out in a specific political unit.
  14. The act of administering or ruling; administration of public affairs; as, rightecus government; established state or legal authority; self- control.
  15. Governmental.
  16. 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.
  17. Of or pursued by government.
  18. Management; control; system of governing; persons who administer the laws.
  19. The act of governing; control, direction, or restraint; the controlling power in a state; the administration; territory governed.
  20. 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.
  21. Control; restraint; the exercise of authority; the ruling power in a state; the principle or system under which a state is ruled.
  22. Connected with or pursued by government.
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Usage examples for government

  1. Lord Shelburne's government had at no time been a strong one. – The Critical Period of American History by John Fiske
  2. We've got a little government – The History of Don Quixote, Volume II., Complete by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
  3. 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
  4. I am Cassyrus, an officer of the government – Romance Island by Zona Gale
  5. " You do well," she said gravely, speaking as one accustomed to government – Patsy by S. R. Crockett
  6. The Government threw themselves upon his mercy. – History of Modern Europe 1792-1878 by C. A. Fyffe
  7. Grant himself had never paid any attention to matters of government – The United States Since The Civil War by Charles Ramsdell Lingley
  8. The army is the government – Ahead of the Army by W. O. Stoddard
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Let us sum up this government – Napoleon the Little by Victor Hugo
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. Katharine tells me that she is watched at her hotel day and night, and that she has come under the suspicion of the Government for being concerned in this affair. – The Box with the Broken Seals by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  15. M. Favre said that the Government was 'disappearing. – Diary of the Besieged Resident in Paris by Henry Labouchère
  16. I can't tell you just what it is, 'cause it's government business. – Anderson Crow, Detective by George Barr McCutcheon
  17. 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
  18. Your Government shall be notified- if we're not all killed. – McAllister and His Double by Arthur Train
  19. Is it likely Government would give up that, Fisher? – Mrs. Halliburton's Troubles by Mrs. Henry Wood
  20. 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
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