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Definition of Government


  1. The act of governing; the exercise of authority; the administration of laws; control; direction; regulation; as, civil, church, or family government.
  2. The mode of governing; the system of polity in a state; the established form of law.
  3. The right or power of governing; authority.
  4. The person or persons authorized to administer the laws; the ruling power; the administration.
  5. The body politic governed by one authority; a state; as, the governments of Europe.
  6. Management of the limbs or body.
  7. The influence of a word in regard to construction, requiring that another word should be in a particular case.

Government Quotations

The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples' money.
Margaret Thatcher

Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.
John Adams

The most terrifying words in the English language are: I'm from the government and I'm here to help.
Ronald Reagan

No man is good enough to govern another man without the other's consent. - Abraham Lincoln
No man is good enough to govern another man without the other's consent.
Abraham Lincoln

The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.
Winston Churchill
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Government Translations

government in Afrikaans is regering
government in Danish is regering
government in Dutch is gouvernement, regering, overheid
government in French is gouvernement
government in German is Regierung, Landesregierung, Regierung
government in Italian is governo
government in Latin is gubernatio-ionis, administratio, ordinatio
government in Norwegian is regjering, regjering
government in Portuguese is governo
government in Spanish is gobierno
government in Swedish is myndighet, regemente, styrelse
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