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government

noun

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(Entry 1 of 2)

1 lawful control over the affairs of a political unit (as a nation)
  • government by the people, for the people

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2 the act or activity of looking after and making decisions about something
  • a board involved in the government of the distribution of benefits to veterans

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government

adjective

Synonyms & Antonyms of government (Entry 2 of 2)

as in governmental

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The first known use of government was in the 15th century

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governing

government

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“Government.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/government. Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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