Definition of “government” - Learner’s Dictionary

government

noun us uk /ˈɡʌvənmənt/
Extra Examples
government guidelines on tobacco advertisinga new government initiative to reduce crimea Labour governmentThey plotted to bring down the government.The proposal has the full backing of the government.
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 adjective us uk /ˌɡʌvənˈmentəl/

relating to government

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