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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.

the particular group of persons forming the cabinet at any given time:
The prime minister has formed a new government.
the parliament along with the cabinet:
The government has fallen.

direction; control; management; rule:
the government of one’s conduct.
a district governed; province.
political science.
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

the executive policy-making body of a political unit, community, etc; ministry or administration: yesterday we got a new government
(capital when of a specific country): the British Government


the state and its administration: blame it on the government
(as modifier): a government agency

regulation; direction
(grammar) the determination of the form of one word by another word


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