What is government?

  • (noun): (government) the system or form by which a community or other political unit is governed.
    Example: "Tyrannical government"
    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
... 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 ... However, when Lely became Minister of Transport and Public Works in 1913, the government started working on official plans to enclose the Zuiderzee ... (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 ... below investment grade, because of mounting financial-sector funding pressures and the general government debt which is of 81% of GDP (2010) ...
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 ...
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
... 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

Famous quotes containing the word government:

    I don’t know jokes; I just watch the government and report the facts.
    Will Rogers (1879–1935)

    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)

    Nations do not think, they only feel. They get their feelings at second hand through their temperaments, not their brains. A nation can be brought—by force of circumstances, not argument—to reconcile itself to any kind of government or religion that can be devised; in time it will fit itself to the required conditions; later it will prefer them and will fiercely fight for them.
    Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835–1910)