Lexico

Meaning of Government by Lexico

Pronunciation /ˈɡʌv(ə)nˌm(ə)nt/ /ˈɡʌvəm(ə)nt/

noun

  • 1treated as singular or plural The group of people with the authority to govern a country or state; a particular ministry in office.

    ‘the government’s economic record’

    ‘successive Labour governments’

    • ‘We have seen successive governments and home secretaries promise to be tough on crime.’
    • ‘He was to form no less than fourteen governments as Prime Minister during the rest of his life.’
    • ‘They have never had much faith in governments and have always believed in direct action.’
    • ‘But we need to build a movement so strong that it can force the governments of the world to act.’
    • ‘In truth the problems facing the American and British governments are of their own making.’
    • ‘We are of the view that governments are there to serve the needs of the people and maximise the benefits for all.’
    • ‘We know that people have worked hard for
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