Synonyms and Antonyms of government

  1. 1 lawful control over the affairs of a political unit (as a nation) <government by the people, for the people> Synonyms administration, authority, governance, rule, jurisdiction, regime (also régime), regimenRelated Words reign; dominion, power, sovereignty (also sovranty), supremacy, sway; command, leadership; direction, management, regulation, superintendence, supervision; autocracy, dictatorship, domination, hegemony, mastery, oppression, subjugation, tyranny

  2. 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> Synonyms administration, care, charge, control, direction, governance, conduct, guidance, handling, intendance, management, operation, oversight, presidency, regulation, running, stewardship, superintendence, superintendency, supervisionRelated Words generalship, leadership, rulership; agency; aegis (also egis), custody, guardianship, keeping, lap, protection, safekeeping, trust, tutelage, ward; engineering, logistics, machination, manipulation; coadministration, codirection, comanagement

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