Meaning of "government" in Essential American English Dictionary


noun us /ˈɡʌv·ərn·mənt, ˈɡʌv·ər·mənt/

B1 the group of people who officially control a country:

The government has cut taxes.

[ no plural ] the method or process of governing a country:

The country has returned to democratic government.

(Definition of “government” from the Webster's Essential Mini Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)