Translation of government in Spanish:

government

Pronunciation: /ˈgʌvərnmənt; ˈgʌvənmənt/

n

  • 1.1 uncountable/no numerable (permanent structure) gobierno (m), estado (m) government owned estatal, del Estado, público to be in government (British English/inglés británico) estar* en el poder
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    • 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 or countable/no numerable o numerable (administration) gobierno (m), régimen (m) a military/democratic government un gobierno or un régimen militar/democrático to form a government formar gobierno 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/en inglés británico también) are determined to … el Gobierno está decidido a … (before noun/delante del nombre) government bonds bonos (masculine plural) del Estado government department ministerio (masculine) or (Mexico/México) secretaría (feminine) government grant beca (feminine) del gobierno government health warning advertencia (feminine) sanitaria del Ministerio de Salud government paper papel (masculine) del estado government pension (American English/inglés norteamericano) pensión (feminine) del estado government policy política (feminine) gubernamental government stock títulos (mpl) or valores (mpl) del Estado government surplus superávit (masculine) público
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    • 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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