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  1. gov·ern·ment
    IPA[ˈɡəvər(n)mənt]
  2. noun

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: government, plural noun: governments

    • noun

      the group of people with the authority to govern a country or state; a particular ministry in office:

      the system by which a state or community is governed:

    • noun

      government of a country by its own people, especially after having been a colony.

      old-fashioned term for self-control

    • adjective

      affecting or involving all areas and departments of a government:
    • adverb

      throughout all areas and departments of a government:
    • noun

      a government in which the governing party has most seats but still less than half the total.
    • noun

      government perceived as excessively interventionist and intruding into all aspects of the lives of its citizens.
    • noun

      the official residence of a governor, especially in a colony or Commonwealth state that regards the British monarch as head of state.
    • adjective

      (of equipment) provided by the government.
    • noun

      the administration of a particular town, county, or district, with representatives elected by those who live there:
    • noun

      unused equipment sold by the government:
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