What is government?

  • (noun): The act of governing; exercising authority.
    Example: "He had considerable experience of government"
    Synonyms: governing, governance, government activity
    See also — Additional definitions below

Government

Government is broadly defined as the administrative organization with authority to govern a political state. In British English (and that of the Commonwealth of Nations), a government more narrowly refers to the particular administrative bureaucracy in control of a state at a given time—known in American English as an administration. In American English, government refers to the larger system by which any state is organized. Furthermore, government is occasionally used in English as a synonym for governance.

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Some articles on government:

Sarajevo - Administration - Municipalities and City Government
... Each operate their own municipal government, united they form one city government with its own constitution ... The city government also has a judicial branch based on the post-transitional judicial system as outlined by the High Representative's “High Judicial and ... Local communities have a small role in city government and are intended as a way for ordinary citizens to get involved in city government ...
Politics Of Macau - Foreign Affairs
... The central government in Beijing controls the foreign affairs of Macau ... A central government agency, the commission interacts with the Macau government in matters of foreign policy ...
Zuiderzee Works - Birth of The Project
... is named) was an ardent supporter, an engineer and later government minister, whose 1891 plan formed the basis for what were to become the Zuiderzee Works ... when Lely became Minister of Transport and Public Works in 1913, the government started working on official plans to enclose the Zuiderzee ... water inlet The Dienst der Zuiderzeewerken (Zuiderzee Works Department), the government body responsible for overseeing the construction and initial ...
Hungary - Economy - Hungarian Economy Today
... The austerity measures introduced by the government are in part an attempt to fulfill the Maastricht criteria ... Total government spending is high ... financial-sector funding pressures and the general government debt which is of 81% of GDP (2010) ...
Politics Of The Republic Of Macedonia
... representative democratic republic, whereby the Prime Minister is the head of government, and of a multi-party system ... Executive power is exercised by the government ... Legislative power is vested in both the government and parliament ...

More definitions of "government":

  • (noun): The organization that is the governing authority of a political unit.
    Example: "The government reduced taxes"
    Synonyms: authorities, regime
  • (noun): (government) the system or form by which a community or other political unit is governed.
    Example: "Tyrannical government"

Famous quotes containing the word government:

    ... it were impossible for a people to be more completely identified with their government than are the Americans. In considering it, they seem to feel, “It is ours, we have created it, and we support it; it exists for our protection and service; it lives as the breath of our mouths; and, while it answers the ends for which we decreed it, so long shall it stand, and nought shall prevail against it.”
    Frances Wright (1795–1852)

    I am against government by crony.
    Harold L. Ickes (1874–1952)

    The government is huge, stupid, greedy and makes nosy, officious and dangerous intrusions into the smallest corners of life—this much we can stand. But the real problem is that government is boring. We could cure or mitigate the other ills Washington visits on us if we could only bring ourselves to pay attention to Washington itself. But we cannot.
    —P.J. (Patrick Jake)