[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
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-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
[guhv-ern-muh nt-in-eg-zahyl, -ek-sahyl, -er-muh nt-] /ˈgʌv ərn mənt ɪnˈɛg zaɪl, -ˈɛk saɪl, -ər mənt-/ noun 1. a government temporarily moved to or formed in a foreign land by exiles who hope to establish that government in their native country after its liberation.
noun 1. (often initial capital letter) issued or supplied by the government or one of its agencies. adjective 1. supplied by a government or government agency