- (nonstandard eye dialect) gub’mint, gubmint, gummint, gubbamint, guvmint, guvment, gumment, guv’ment, guv’mint, gubbermint, gubment, gub’ment, govermint, guvverment, guvvermint, guverment, guvermint
From Middle English governement, from Old French governement (modern French gouvernement), from governer (see govern) + -ment.
government (countable and uncountable, plural governments)
- The body with the power to make and/or enforce laws to control a country, land area, people or organization.
2013 July 6, “The rise of smart beta”, in The Economist, volume 408, number 8843, page 68:
Investors face a quandary. Cash offers a return of virtually zero in many developed countries; government-bond yields may have risen in recent weeks