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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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 ... because of mounting financial-sector funding pressures and the general government debt which is of 81% of GDP (2010) ...
Politics Of The Republic Of Macedonia
... 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 ...
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 Prosecutorial Councils” ... 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
... 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 to become the Zuiderzee Works ... Lely became Minister of Transport and Public Works in 1913, the government started working on official plans to enclose the Zuiderzee ... uncontrolled salt water inlet The Dienst der Zuiderzeewerken (Zuiderzee Works Department), the government body responsible for overseeing the construction and initial management, was set up in May 1919 ...

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 legitimate powers of government extend to such acts only as are injurious to others. But it does me no injury for my neighbour to say there are twenty gods, or no god. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg.
    Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826)

    There exists in a great part of the Northern people a gloomy diffidence in the moral character of the government. On the broaching of this question, as general expression of despondency, of disbelief that any good will accrue from a remonstrance on an act of fraud and robbery, appeared in those men to whom we naturally turn for aid and counsel. Will the American government steal? Will it lie? Will it kill?—We ask triumphantly.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    Our government is founded upon the intelligence of the people. I for one do not despair of the republic. I have great confidence in the virtue of the great majority of the people, and I cannot fear the result.
    Andrew Jackson (1767–1845)