Associations to the word «Government»

Wiktionary

GOVERNMENT, noun. The body with the power to make and/or enforce laws to control a country, land area, people or organization.
GOVERNMENT, noun. (grammar) (linguistics) The relationship between a word and its dependents
GOVERNMENT, noun. A group of people who hold a monopoly on the legitimate use of force in a given territory.
GOVERNMENT, noun. The state and its administration viewed as the ruling political power.
GOVERNMENT, noun. (uncountable) The management or control of a system.
GOVERNMENT, noun. The tenure of a chief of state.
GOVERNMENT CHEESE, noun. (US) Processed cheese provided to welfare and food stamp recipients in the United States during the 1980s and early 1990s.
GOVERNMENT ISSUE, noun. (uncountable) Any articles issued in conformity with US military regulations or procedures
GOVERNMENT ISSUE, noun. (countable) (finance) A group of securities with the same maturity, interest rate, and terms and conditions issued by a government.
GOVERNMENT ISSUES, noun. Plural of government issue
GOVERNMENT MAN, noun. A representative of the government.
GOVERNMENT MAN, noun. A supporter of the government.
GOVERNMENT MAN, noun. (Australia) (euphemistic) (obsolete or historical) A convict.
GOVERNMENT MEN, noun. Plural form of government man
GOVERNMENT SPENDING, noun. All government consumption and investment, excluding transfer payments made by the state.
GOVERNMENT STROKE, noun. (Australia) (slang) The deliberately slow pace of work supposed to be typical of government workers.
GOVERNMENT STROKE, noun. (Australia) (slang) (obsolete or historical) The amount work that a convict was required to complete each day.
GOVERNMENT TAKE, noun. A government's revenue through taxes, royalties and government participation
GOVERNMENT TAKES, noun. Plural of government take
GOVERNMENT WHARF, noun. (chiefly Canada) A government-built wharf.

Dictionary definition

GOVERNMENT, noun. The organization that is the governing authority of a political unit; "the government reduced taxes"; "the matter was referred to higher authorities".
GOVERNMENT, noun. The act of governing; exercising authority; "regulations for the governing of state prisons"; "he had considerable experience of government".
GOVERNMENT, noun. (government) the system or form by which a community or other political unit is governed; "tyrannical government".
GOVERNMENT, noun. The study of government of states and other political units.

Wise words

Words are but symbols for the relations of things to one another and to us; nowhere do they touch upon absolute truth.
Friedrich Nietzsche