[guhv-ern-muh nt, ‐er-muh nt] /ˈgʌv ərn mənt, ‐ər mənt/
the political direction and control exercised over the actions of the members, citizens, or inhabitants of communities, societies, and states; direction of the affairs of a state, community, etc.; political administration:
Government is necessary to the existence of civilized society.
the form or system of rule by which a state, community, etc., is governed:
monarchical government; episcopal government.
the governing body of persons in a state, community, etc.; administration.
a branch or service of the supreme authority of a state or nation, taken as representing the whole:
a dam built by the government.
direction; control; management; rule:
the government of one’s conduct.
a district governed; province.
Grammar. the extablished usage that requires that one word in a sentence should cause another to be of a particular form:
the government of the verb by its subject.
the exercise of political authority over the actions, affairs, etc, of a political unit, people, etc, as well as the performance of certain functions for this unit or body; the action of governing; political rule and administration
the system or form by which a community, etc, is ruled: tyrannical government
(grammar) the determination of the form of one word by another word
1774, from government + -al (1). Related: Governmentally. A Middle English word in the same sense was gubernatif (late 14c.).
late 14c., “act of governing or ruling;” 1550s, “system by which a thing is governed” (especially a state), from Old French governement (Modern French gouvernement), from governer (see govern). Replaced Middle English governance. Meaning “governing power” in a given place is from 1702.
[guhv-ern-men-tl-iz-uh m, -er-men-] /ˌgʌv ərnˈmɛn tlˌɪz əm, -ərˈmɛn-/ noun 1. the trend toward expansion of the government’s role, range of activities, or power. n. “disposition to enlarge the power and scope of the government,” 1841, from governmental + -ism; originally in reference to France and perhaps from French. Besides this, it is a well known […]
[guhv-ern-muh nt, ‐er-muh nt] /ˈgʌv ərn mənt, ‐ər mənt/ noun 1. the political direction and control exercised over the actions of the members, citizens, or inhabitants of communities, societies, and states; direction of the affairs of a state, community, etc.; political administration: Government is necessary to the existence of civilized society. 2. the form or […]
[guhv-ern-muh n-teez, -tees, -er-muh n-] /ˌgʌv ərn mənˈtiz, -ˈtis, -ər mən-/ noun 1. complicated or obscurantist language thought to be characteristic of bureaucratic statements; officialese.
noun 1. the official residence of a colonial governor, as in a British Commonwealth country. noun 1. the official residence of a representative of the British Crown (such as a Canadian Lieutenant-Governor or an Australian Governor General) in a state or province that recognizes the British sovereign as Head of the Commonwealth