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 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 ...
... 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 ... inlet The Dienst der Zuiderzeewerken (Zuiderzee Works Department), the government body responsible for overseeing the construction and initial management, was set ...
... a parliamentary 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 ...
... 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) ...
... 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 ...
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 study of government of states and other political units.
Synonyms: politics, political science
Famous quotes containing the word government:
“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 (18031882)
“Democracy is not so much a form of government as a set of principles.”
—Woodrow Wilson (18561924)
“But, to speak practically and as a citizen, unlike those who call themselves no-government men, I ask for, not at once no government, but at once a better government. Let every man make known what kind of government would command his respect, and that will be one step toward obtaining it.”
—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)