Part of speech: adjective


Part of speech: noun

The act of governing; control, direction, or restraint; the controlling power in a state; the administration; territory governed.

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Usage examples "government":

  1. D'you suppose she's for or against the government, sir? - "Winds of the World", Talbot Mundy.
  2. The Government has continued to spend more money each year, though not as much more as it did in the past. - "State of the Union Addresses of Ronald Reagan", Ronald Reagan.
  3. The problem of government, therefore, is not always what should be done but what can be done. - "Modern American Prose Selections", Various.