|1.||[ adjective ] responsible for making and enforcing rules and laws|
|2.||[ noun ] (government) the act of governing; exercising authority|
|Synonyms:||government government_activity governance|
"regulations for the governing of state prisons" "he had considerable experience of government"
|Related terms:||social_control legislation trust_busting misgovernment government office government politics land_reform progressive anarchy paternalism price-fixing event_planner bounty destabilisation protest_march manifesto allegiant devolution minimalist zero_coupon_bond unitary squandermania federal govern|