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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... The austerity measures introduced by the government are in part an attempt to fulfill the Maastricht criteria ... Total government spending is high ... investment 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 ...
... 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 ... Zuiderzeewerken (Zuiderzee Works Department), the government body responsible for overseeing the construction and initial management, was set up in May 1919 ...
... 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 ...
... 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 act of governing; exercising authority.
Example: "He had considerable experience of government"
Synonyms: governing, governance, government activity
- (noun): The organization that is the governing authority of a political unit.
Example: "The government reduced taxes"
Synonyms: authorities, regime
Famous quotes containing the word government:
“The only government that I recognizeand it matters not how few are at the head of it, or how small its armyis that power that establishes justice in the land, never that which establishes injustice.”
—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)
“The government of the world I live in was not framed, like that of Britain, in after- dinner conversations over the wine.”
—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)
“In Africa, there is much confusion.... Before, there was no radio, or other forms of communication.... Now, in Africa ... the government talks, people talk, the police talk, the people dont know anymore. They arent free.”
—Youssou NDour (b. 1959)