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English definition of “government”

government

noun [C, + sing/pl verb] (GROUP)    /ˈɡʌv.ən.mənt/ /-əm-/ US  /-ɚn-/ (written abbreviation govt)
B1 the group of people who officially control a country: the government of Israel The government is/are expected to announce its/their tax proposals today. The minister has announced that there will be no change in government policy. Senior government officials will be attending a meeting tomorrow. Theatre companies are very concerned about cuts in government grants to the arts. A government enquiry has been launched.Ruling and governing
(Definition of government noun (GROUP) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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