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government

noun [C/U]  us   /ˈɡʌv·ərn·mənt, -ər·mənt/
politics & government the offices, departments, and groups of people that control a country, state, city, or other political unit: [U] She works for the government. [C] The new tax law affects the budgets of both state and local governments. Government is also a particular system of managing a country, state, city, etc.: [U] democratic government
governmental
adjective  us   /ˌɡʌv·ərnˈment·əl, -ərˈment·əl/
The country has weak governmental institutions and no experience of democracy.
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