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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... 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 ...
... 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 ...
... The austerity measures introduced by the government are in part an attempt to fulfill the Maastricht criteria ... Total government spending is high ... grade, because of mounting financial-sector funding pressures and the general government debt which is of 81% of GDP (2010) ...
... 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 ...
... Cornelis Lely (after whom Lelystad is named) was an ardent supporter, an engineer and later government minister, whose 1891 plan formed the basis for what were ... when Lely became Minister of Transport and Public Works in 1913, the government started working on official plans to enclose the Zuiderzee ... salt water inlet The Dienst der Zuiderzeewerken (Zuiderzee Works Department), the government body responsible for overseeing the construction and initial management ...
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:
“The government of the United States at present is a foster-child of the special interests. It is not allowed to have a voice of its own. It is told at every move, Dont do that, You will interfere with our prosperity. And when we ask: where is our prosperity lodged? a certain group of gentlemen say, With us.”
—Woodrow Wilson (18561924)
“In the relations of a weak Government and a rebellious people there comes a time when every act of the authorities exasperates the masses, and every refusal to act excites their contempt.”
—John Reed (18871920)
“Any man knows when he is justified, and all the wits in the world cannot enlighten him on that point. The murderer always knows that he is justly punished; but when a government takes the life of a man without the consent of his conscience, it is an audacious government, and is taking a step towards its own dissolution.”
—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)