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government

noun [C/U]  /ˈɡʌv·ərn·mənt, -ər·mənt/ us  
politics & government the offices, departments, and groups of people that control a country, state, city, or other political unit: [U] She works for the government. [C] The new tax law affects the budgets of both state and local governments. Government is also a particular system of managing a country, state, city, etc.: [U] democratic government
governmental
adjective  /ˌɡʌv·ərnˈment·əl, -ərˈment·əl/ us  
The country has weak governmental institutions and no experience of democracy.
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