government government  /ˈɡə vər mənt/


  1. (n) the organization that is the governing authority of a political unit
  2. (n) the act of governing; exercising authority
  3. (n) (government) the system or form by which a community or other political unit is governed
  4. (n) the study of government of states and other political units


  1. But even so, her government did not collect enough revenue.
  2. The government's position all along has been that it is fighting criminals, not members of the Mahdi Army.
  3. Most government excursions into the field of private enterprise have cost taxpayers money.


  1. Government on offensive outside Syria's capital

    BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government forces stepped up their attack against rebel strongholds north of the capital Damascus on Saturday, while opposition fighters declared their own offensive in the country's largest city Aleppo.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  2. Brazil government says to buy ranch at center of Indian land dispute

    SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil's federal government said on Friday it would buy a former Congressman's ranch and give the land to Terena Indians in a bid to quell a violent land dispute that has plagued the country's agricultural belt for months. President Dilma Rousseff's government sent federal troops to the area in Mato Grosso do Sul state last month after an Indian was killed during a forced ...
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  3. Government Officials Fight Against NSA, Ask For Better Transparency

    Government officials want the National Security Agency (NSA) to declassify more information about its national and international surveillance programs. According to several officials the NSA has served up information in a piecemeal way that has only led to an increasingly confusing picture of the program. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is among those officials who are... Read more ...
    on June 22, 2013     Source: The Inquisitr


  1. It is unconstitutional "for the federal government to decide who is married and to create a system of first- and second-class marriages," state Attorney General Martha Coakley said in a statement.
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Martha Coakley Source: BusinessWeek

  2. In a 5-4 decision, the justices said the right to have a handgun for self-defense is "fundamental from an American perspective [and] applies equally to the federal government and the states."
    on Jun 29, 2010 By: Samuel Alito Source: Los Angeles Times

  3. "What the cynics fail to understand is that the ground has shifted beneath them, that the stale political arguments no longer apply," Obama said. "The question we ask today is not whether our government is too big or too small, but whether it...
    on Jan 21, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: San Francisco Chronicle

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engender engender
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