|1.||[ noun ] (government) the organization that is the governing authority of a political unit|
"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|
|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|
|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|