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government British & World English

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

government English Thesaurus

the government has announced defence cuts of a billion pounds

anti-government British & World English

Against a government or the administration in office

big government British & World English

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

self-government British & World English

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

self-government English Thesaurus

Senegal achieved self-government in 1958

Government House British & World 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 British & World English

(Of equipment) provided by the government

government paper British & World English

Bonds or other promissory certificates issued by the government

government surplus British & World English

Unused equipment sold by the government

local government British & World English

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

government securities British & World English

Another term for government paper.

minority government British & World English

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

national government British & World 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

governmentwide British & World English

Affecting or involving all areas and departments of government

government stock in stock British & World English

(In the UK) securities issued by the government in fixed units with a fixed rate of interest