Definition of “government” - Learner’s Dictionary

government

noun us uk /ˈɡʌvənmənt/
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)