cabinet government

noun

: a government in which the real executive power rests with a cabinet of ministers who are individually and collectively responsible to the legislature

Word History

First Known Use

1849, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cabinet government was in 1849

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“Cabinet government.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cabinet%20government. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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