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government

noun (SYSTEM)    /ˈɡʌv.ən.mənt/ /-əm-/ US  /-ɚn-/
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.Systems of 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.Ruling and governing Her/His Majesty's Government the government of the UKGovernment ministers and civil servants
(Definition of government noun (SYSTEM) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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