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Definition 1: the act of governing; exercising authority - [noun denoting act]

Samples where government or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • regulations for the governing of state prisons
  • he had considerable experience of government

Synonyms for government in the sense of this definition

(government is a kind of ...) control exerted (actively or passively) by group action

(... is a kind of government ) government that is inefficient or dishonest

(... is a kind of government ) the act of making or enacting laws

(... is a kind of government ) (law) government activities seeking to dissolve corporate trusts and monopolies (especially under the United States antitrust laws)

(government is the domain which ... is member of) a redistribution of agricultural land (especially by government action)

(government is the domain which ... is member of) payment or reward (especially from a government) for acts such as catching criminals or killing predatory animals or enlisting in the military

(government is the domain which ... is member of) a bond that is issued at a deep discount from its value at maturity and pays no interest during the life of the bond; the commonest form of zero-coupon security

(government is the domain which ... is member of) (of a government or government official) holding an office means being in power

"being in office already gives a candidate a great advantage" "during his first year in office" "during his first year in power" "the power of the president"

(government is the domain which ... is member of) a state of lawlessness and disorder (usually resulting from a failure of government)

(government is the domain which ... is member of) favoring or promoting reform (often by government action)

(government is the domain which ... is member of) steadfast in devotion (especially to your lawful monarch or government)

"it is impossible to be allegiant to two opposing forces"

(government is the domain which ... is member of) characterized by or constituting a form of government in which power is divided between one central and several regional authorities

"a federal system like that of the United States" "federal governments often evolved out of confederations"

(government is the domain which ... is member of) characterized by or constituting a form of government in which power is held by one central authority

"a unitary as opposed to a federal form of government"

(government is the domain which ... is member of) someone who plans social events as a profession (usually for government or corporate officials)

(government is the domain which ... is member of) the organization that is the governing authority of a political unit

"the government reduced taxes" "the matter was referred to higher authorities"

(government is the domain which ... is member of) a public declaration of intentions (as issued by a political party or government)

(government is the domain which ... is member of) prodigious squandering (usually by a government)

(government is the domain which ... is member of) control (by agreement among producers or by government) of the price of a commodity in interstate commerce

(government is the domain which ... is member of) the delegation of authority (especially from a central to a regional government)

(government is the domain which ... is member of) the action of destabilizing; making something less stable (especially of a government or country or economy)

(government is the domain which ... is member of) occasion when you can express opposition by marching (usually on some government institution) without a license

(government is the domain which ... is member of) (government) the system or form by which a community or other political unit is governed

"tyrannical government"

(government is the domain which ... is member of) the study of government of states and other political units

(government is the domain which ... is member of) the attitude (of a person or a government) that subordinates should be controlled in a fatherly way for their own good

(government is the domain which ... is member of) advocating minimal reforms (as in government or politics)

Definition 2: (government) the system or form by which a community or other political unit is governed - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where government or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • tyrannical government

(government is a kind of ...) a complex of methods or rules governing behavior

"they have to operate under a system they oppose" "that language has a complex system for indicating gender"

(government belongs to category ...) the act of governing; exercising authority

"regulations for the governing of state prisons" "he had considerable experience of government"

Definition 3: the study of government of states and other political units - [noun denoting cognition]

Synonyms for government in the sense of this definition

(government is a kind of ...) the branch of science that studies society and the relationships of individual within a society

(... is a kind of government ) politics based on practical rather than moral or ideological considerations

(... is a kind of government ) the study of the effects of economic geography on the powers of the state

(government belongs to category ...) the act of governing; exercising authority

"regulations for the governing of state prisons" "he had considerable experience of government"

(government is the domain which ... is member of) one of two or more contesting groups

"the Confederate side was prepared to attack"

(government is the domain which ... is member of) a murderer (especially one who kills a prominent political figure) who kills by a surprise attack and often is hired to do the deed

"his assassins were hunted down like animals" "assassinators of kings and emperors"

(government is the domain which ... is member of) one who spreads real or alleged scandal about another (usually for political advantage)

(government is the domain which ... is member of) a sudden abandonment (as from a political party)

(government is the domain which ... is member of) a neutral or uncommitted person (especially in politics)

(government is the domain which ... is member of) a dependable follower (especially in party politics)

"he is one of the party regulars"

(government is the domain which ... is member of) (politics) the consequence of one popular candidate in an election drawing votes for other members of the same political party

"he counted on the coattails effect to win him the election"

(government is the domain which ... is member of) a fund accumulated to finance a war (or a political campaign)

(government is the domain which ... is member of) a state of violent disturbance and disorder (as in politics or social conditions generally)

"the industrial revolution was a period of great turbulence"

(government is the domain which ... is member of) a society in an advanced state of social development (e.g., with complex legal and political and religious organizations)

"the people slowly progressed from barbarism to civilization"

(government is the domain which ... is member of) the government of the Soviet Union

"the Soviets said they wanted to increase trade with Europe"

(government is the domain which ... is member of) the profession devoted to governing and to political affairs

(government is the domain which ... is member of) the commission that is given to a government and its policies through an electoral victory

(government is the domain which ... is member of) (politics) granting favors or giving contracts or making appointments to office in return for political support

(government is the domain which ... is member of) a public display of group feelings (usually of a political nature)

"there were violent demonstrations against the war"

(government is the domain which ... is member of) a plot to carry out some harmful or illegal act (especially a political plot)

(government is the domain which ... is member of) a series of question put to an individual (such as a political candidate) to elicit their views

(government is the domain which ... is member of) an address (usually at a political convention) proposing the name of a candidate to run for election

"the nomination was brief and to the point"

(government is the domain which ... is member of) an alliance of people or corporations or countries for a special purpose (formerly to achieve some antisocial end but now for general political or economic purposes)

(government is the domain which ... is member of) advocating minimal reforms (as in government or politics)

Definition 4: the organization that is the governing authority of a political unit - [noun denoting group]

Samples where government or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the government reduced taxes
  • the matter was referred to higher authorities

Synonyms for government in the sense of this definition

(government is a kind of ...) a politically organized unit

(... is a kind of government ) the government of the Roman Catholic Church

(... is a kind of government ) a government that is appointed by and whose affairs are directed by an outside authority that may impose hardships on those governed

(... is a kind of government ) the group of people comprising the government of a sovereign state

"the state has lowered its income tax"

(... is a kind of government ) the government of a state in the United States

(... is a kind of government ) a government that subordinates the individual to the state and strictly controls all aspects of life by coercive measures

(... is a kind of government ) the governing group of a kingdom

"the palace issued an order binding on all subjects"

(... is a kind of government ) government by the military and an army

(... is a kind of government ) the government of a local area

(... is a kind of government ) a temporary government moved to or formed in a foreign land by exiles who hope to rule when their country is liberated

(... is a kind of government ) a government with strong central powers

(... is a kind of government ) a group of countries under a single authority

"the British created a great empire"

(... is a kind of government ) the British government

(... is a kind of government ) the sovereign and his advisers who are the governing power of a state

(... is a kind of government ) a political and social system that no longer governs (especially the system that existed in France before the French Revolution)

(... is a kind of government ) a government that concentrates political power in an authority not responsible to the people

(... is a kind of government ) a government that is administered primarily by bureaus that are staffed with nonelective officials

(government is a part of ...) the persons (or committees or departments etc.) who make up a body for the purpose of administering something

"he claims that the present administration is corrupt" "the governance of an association is responsible to its members" "he quickly became recognized as a member of the establishment"

(government is a part of ...) the system of law courts that administer justice and constitute the judicial branch of government

(government is a member of ...) an administrative unit in government or business

(government is a member of ...) persons who administer justice

(government is a member of ...) persons who administer the law

(government is a member of ...) persons who make or amend or repeal laws

(government is a member of ...) a department of government

(government is a member of ...) people elected or appointed to administer a government

(government belongs to category ...) the act of governing; exercising authority

"regulations for the governing of state prisons" "he had considerable experience of government"

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