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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

government New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

lower case even in reference to the particular people in office

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

government bond British & World English

A bond issued by the government

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-funded British & World English

Paid for by money provided by the government

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 office British & World English

The quarters of a government department or agency

government paper British & World English

Bonds or other promissory certificates issued by the government

government stock British & World English

Securities issued by a 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 contractor British & World English

A person or firm that undertakes a contract to provide goods or services for the government

government corporation British & World English

A large organization created by a national government to provide a public service

government employee British & World English

A person who works for the state

government official British & World English

An official who works for a government department

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


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