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
: 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
President Bush and the leaders of Canada and Mexico yesterday ridiculed the notion that their countries are conspiring to create a regional supergovernment similar to the European Union. Jon Ward
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

Word History

First Known Use

1911, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of supergovernment was in 1911

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Cite this Entry

“Supergovernment.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/supergovernment. Accessed 10 Dec. 2022.

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