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American English: /ˈɡəvər(n)mənt/
British English: /ˈɡʌv(ə)nˌm(ə)nt/
, /ˈɡʌvəm(ə)nt/

Translation of government in Spanish:


  • 1.1 uncountable (permanent structure) government owned
    del Estado
    to be in government (British English)
    Example sentences
    • The American bureaucracy fits somewhat awkwardly into its democratic system of government.
    • It is about whether we will have a system of government and a social system in which we see each other as equals.
    • Is a democratic form of government a necessary pre-condition for the existence of human rights?
    1.2 uncountable and countable (administration) a military/democratic government
    un gobierno or un régimen militar/democrático
    to form a government the scandal caused the government to fall o the fall of the government
    el escándalo provocó la caída del gobierno
    the Government is o (in British English also) are determined to …
    el Gobierno está decidido a …
    (before noun) government bonds
    bonos (masculine plural) del Estado
    government department
    ministerio (masculine) or (Mexico) secretaría (feminine)
    government grant
    beca (feminine) del gobierno
    government health warning
    advertencia (feminine) sanitaria del Ministerio de Salud
    government pension (American English)
    pensión (feminine) del estado
    government policy government stock
    títulos (masculine plural) or valores (masculine plural) del Estado
    Example sentences
    • We have seen successive governments and home secretaries promise to be tough on crime.
    • He was to form no less than fourteen governments as Prime Minister during the rest of his life.
    • They have never had much faith in governments and have always believed in direct action.

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