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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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 ... 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 ...
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 ... grade, because of mounting financial-sector funding pressures and the general government debt which is of 81% of GDP (2010) ...
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 The Republic Of Macedonia
... 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 ...
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 ...

More definitions of "government":

  • (noun): (government) the system or form by which a community or other political unit is governed.
    Example: "Tyrannical government"
  • (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:

    I thought it a pity that some poor student did not live there, to profit by all that light, since he would not rob the mariner.... Think of fifteen Argand lamps to read the newspaper by! Government oil!—light enough, perchance, to read the Constitution by! I thought that he should read nothing less than his Bible by that lamp.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    This Government has found occasion to express, in a friendly spirit, but with much earnestness, to the Government of the Czar, its serious concern because of the harsh measures now being enforced against the Hebrews in Russia.
    Benjamin Harrison (1833–1901)

    We would be a lot safer if the Government would take its money out of science and put it into astrology and the reading of palms.... Only in superstition is there hope. If you want to become a friend of civilization, then become an enemy of the truth and a fanatic for harmless balderdash.
    Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. (b. 1922)