1. [ noun ] (government) the organization that is the governing authority of a political unit
Synonyms: authorities regime

"the government reduced taxes" "the matter was referred to higher authorities"

Related terms: polity state court federal_government state_government palace empire local_government downing_street papacy ancien_regime government-in-exile pupet_regime legislature division executive judiciary government_officials government_department administration judiciary
2. [ noun ] (politics,government) the system or form by which a community or other political unit is governed

"tyrannical government"

Related terms: system
3. [ noun ] (government) the act of governing; exercising authority
Synonyms: governance government_activity governing

"regulations for the governing of state prisons" "he had considerable experience of government"

Related terms: social_control legislation trust_busting misgovernment office land_reform politics progressive anarchy paternalism manifesto price-fixing bounty destabilisation protest_march allegiant federal event_planner devolution zero_coupon_bond minimalist unitary squandermania govern
4. [ noun ] (politics,government) the study of government of states and other political units
Synonyms: politics political_science
Related terms: social_science geopolitics practical_politics side civilization assassin Soviets politics conspiracy demonstration turbulence mugwump muckraker regular war_chest catechism patronage nominating_address combination coattails_effect terrorist mandate bolt
Similar spelling:   governmental