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|Noun||1.||government department - a department of government |
authorities, government, regime - the organization that is the governing authority of a political unit; "the government reduced taxes"; "the matter was referred to higher authorities"
ministry - a government department under the direction of a minister
department, section - a specialized division of a large organization; "you'll find it in the hardware department"; "she got a job in the historical section of the Treasury"
treasury - the government department responsible for collecting and managing and spending public revenues
department of local government, local department - a permanent department created to perform the work of a local government
Special Branch - a government police department dealing with political security
State Department - a department of government in one of the 50 states
department of the federal government, federal department, federal office - a department of the federal government of the United States
instrumentality - a subsidiary organ of government created for a special purpose; "are the judicial instrumentalities of local governments adequate?"; "he studied the French instrumentalities for law enforcement"
admiralty - the department in charge of the navy (as in Great Britain)