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government US English

The governing body of a nation, state, or community

government US Thesaurus

the government announced further cuts

big government US English

Government perceived as excessively interventionist and intruding into all aspects of the lives of its citizens

government bond US English

A bond issued by a country’s government, promising to repay borrowed money a fixed rate of interest at a specified time

government bore US English

An artesian well maintained by a government agency

kirk government US English

= church government.

over-government US English

Excessive government; too much government interference.

rump government US English

A small remaining part of a government.

self-government US English

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

self-government US Thesaurus

the self-government of our island nation

church government US English

The administration and control of the affairs of the Christian church or a denomination of it; the system or form of polity upon which a particular Christian community is organized for the exercise of authority and discipline, as Episcopal, Presbyterian, Congregational, etc.

family government US English

The action, practice, or system of governing a family or household; an instance of this.

government billet US English

A job in the public service, especially one which is well paid and undemanding

government-funded US English

Paid for using money provided by a country’s government

Government House US English

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

government-issue US English

(Of equipment) provided by the government

government office US English

A building or set of rooms in which the business of a department of government administration is carried out

government paper US English

Bonds or other promissory certificates issued by the government

government station US English

A remote settlement established for agricultural purposes or for the welfare of Aborigines

government stroke US English

A deliberately slow pace of work, typically associated with public servants

government surplus US English

Unused equipment sold by the government

Labour government US English

A government formed by a Labour Party; (also, as a mass noun) government by such a group.

limited government US English

Government exercised under limitations of power prescribed by a constitution.

local government US English

The administration of a particular town, county, or district, with representatives elected by those who live there

party government US English

Government by a political party or coalition of such parties.

small government US English

An approach to government which seeks to minimize the role of the State, especially in providing services and regulating the private sector; government based on these principles.

state government US English

The government of a nation or state; now specifically (also with capital initial(s)) the government of one of the states of the United States of America, the Commonwealth of Australia, etc. (sometimes as distinct from the federal or national government).

coalition government US English

A government formed by the alliance of two or more political parties.

government contractor US English

A person or firm that takes on a contract to provide goods or services for a country’s government

government corporation US English

A large organization created by a country’s government to carry out commercial activities

government employee US English

A person who works for the state

government official US English

An official who works for a government department

government securities US English

Bonds or other promissory certificates issued by the government

minority government US English

A government in which the governing party has most seats but still less than half the total

national government US English

A coalition government, especially one subordinating party differences to the national interest in a time of crisis, as in Britain under Ramsay MacDonald in 1931-5

personal government US English

A system of autocratic rule in which effective power is vested in the person of a monarch; specifically that associated with the reign of George III.

petticoat government US English

Rule by, or undue predominance or influence of women in domestic, political, or public life.

provisional government US English

(Also with capital initials) an interim or temporary government, especially one set up to govern until constitutional self-government or democracy can be established or restored.

responsible government US English

Government which is accountable to the people; specifically a political system in which governments and individual ministers are drawn from and accountable to parliament, especially the lower house, rather than to a monarch or similar power.

antigovernment US English

Against a government or the administration in office

governmentwide US English

Affecting or involving all areas and departments of government

Welsh Assembly Government in Welsh Assembly US English

(Also more fully Welsh Assembly Government, in Welsh Llywodraeth Cynulliad Cymru) the Welsh administrative and legislative body, responsible for developing and implementing policy and some legislative functions specific to Wales; any of the buildings in Cardiff, Wales, housing this; (in early use also) this proposed political body.