Definition of “central government” - English Dictionary


“central government” in English

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central governmentnoun [ U ]

uk /ˌsen.trəl ˈɡʌv.ən.mənt/ us /ˌsen.trəl ˈɡʌv.ɚn.mənt/

Examples from literature

  • It is evident that a central government acquires immense power when united to administrative centralization. 
  • It was thought by many that there should be some powerful central government to control all the States. 
  • The central government exempted the Roman citizen who settled in a provincial town from the local taxes. 
  • The central government is to bear twenty-five percent of the cost of equipment and lend another twenty-five percent to start the enterprise. 
  • They are divided into several independent bands, united under no central government, and acknowledge no common head. 

(Definition of “central government” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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