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English definition of “government”

government

noun     /ˈɡʌvənmənt/
OFFICIAL GROUP [group] B1 the group of people who officially control a country : The Government has cut taxes . a government department Ruling and governingGovernment departments and organizationsSystems of government
SYSTEM [U] B2 the method or process of governing a country : a new style of governmentRuling and governingSystems of government
governmental     /ˌɡʌvənˈmentəl/ adjective relating to governmentRuling and governing
(Definition of government noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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