Meaning of “government” - Learner’s Dictionary

government

noun uk us /ˈɡʌvənmənt/
OFFICIAL GROUP [ group ]

B1 the group of people who officially control a country:

The Government has cut taxes.
a government department
SYSTEM [ U ]

B2 the method or process of governing a country:

a new style of government
governmental uk us /ˌɡʌvənˈmentəl/ adjective

relating to government

(Definition of “government” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)