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government

noun uk   /ˈɡʌv.ən.mənt/ /-əm-/ us    /-ɚn-/

government noun (GROUP)

B1 [C, + sing/pl verb] ( written abbreviation govt) 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.
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government noun (SYSTEM)

B2 [U] the system used for controlling a country, city, or group of people: The 1990s saw a shift to democratic government in Eastern Europe. What this state needs is really strong government.B2 [U] the activities involved in controlling a country, city, group of people, etc.: The party that was elected to power has no experience of government. UK The party was in government (= controlled the country) for four years in the 1960s.Her/His Majesty's Government the government of the UK
Translations of “government”
in Korean 정부, 체제…
in Arabic حُكومة…
in French gouvernement, administration…
in Turkish hükümet, yönetme, yönetim…
in Italian governo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 團體, 政府, 內閣…
in Russian правительство, управление, форма правления…
in Polish rząd, rządy…
in Spanish gobierno…
in Portuguese governo…
in German die Regierung, die Regierungsform…
in Catalan govern…
in Japanese 政府, 政治体制…
in Chinese (Simplified) 团体, 政府, 内阁…
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