any political organization that is put in place to maintain control of a nation
- National gallery of art
A noted art museum in Washington, D.C. The federal government pays for the operation of the buildings. The buildings themselves, and the works of art inside, were supplied by private donors.
- National grid
noun 1. (Brit) a network of high-voltage power lines connecting major power stations 2. a grid of metric coordinates used by the Ordnance Survey in Britain and Ireland, and in New Zealand by the New Zealand Lands and Survey Department, and printed on their maps
noun 1. state military forces, in part equipped, trained, and quartered by the U.S. government, and paid by the U.S. government, that become an active component of the army when called into federal service by the president in civil emergencies. Compare (def 2). noun 1. (sometimes not capitals) the armed force, first commanded by Lafayette, […]
noun 1. (def 2). noun a member of the National Guard, a group of US military reserves controlled by each state and equipped by the federal government Examples A National Guardsman may be called to duty by either the state or federal government.