supergovernment

noun
su·​per·​gov·​ern·​ment | \ ˌsü-pər-ˈgə-vər(n)-mənt How to pronounce supergovernment (audio) , -və-mənt; -ˈgə-bᵊm-ənt, -vᵊm-\
plural supergovernments

Definition of supergovernment

: a governing body that has power over other governments Most of the plans for federation have certain fundamentals in common, with variations in detail. They all provide for a supergovernment over the member nations to be conducted by representatives of the member states.— Wendell L. Willkie … a stunning 52 per cent of Britons voted to leave the European Union, that over-mighty supergovernment of 28 countries.— Andrew Bolt One solution to the metropolitan problem that is being talked about a lot is the creation of a supergovernment; it would absorb all the duties and functions of the local governments in the metropolitan area, and would reign as a single unit over the new supercity.— Seymour Freedgood

First Known Use of supergovernment

1911, in the meaning defined above

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