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gov·ern·ment

 (gŭv′ərn-mənt)
n.
1. The act or process of governing, especially the control and administration of public policy in a political unit.
2. The office, function, or authority of a governing individual or body.
3. Exercise of authority in a political unit; rule.
4. The agency or apparatus through which a governing individual or body functions and exercises authority.
5. A governing body or organization, as:
a. The ruling political party or coalition of political parties in a parliamentary system.
b. The cabinet in a parliamentary system.
c. The persons who make up a governing body.
6. A system or policy by which a political unit is governed.
7. Administration or management of an organization, business, or institution.
8. Political science.
9. Grammar The influence of a word over the morphological inflection of another word in a phrase or sentence.

gov′ern·men′tal (-mĕn′tl) adj.
gov′ern·men′tal·ly adv.
Usage Note: In American usage government always takes a singular verb. In British usage government, in the sense of a governing group of officials, takes a plural verb: The government are determined to follow this course. See Usage Note at collective noun.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.governmental - relating to or dealing with the affairs or structure of government or politics or the state; "governmental policy"; "public confidence and governmental morale"
political - involving or characteristic of politics or parties or politicians; "calling a meeting is a political act in itself"- Daniel Goleman; "political pressure"; "a political machine"; "political office"; "political policy"

governmental

adjective administrative, state, political, official, executive, ministerial, sovereign, bureaucratic a governmental agency for providing financial aid to developing countries

governmental

adjective
Of or relating to government:
Translations
حُكومي
vládní
stats-
kormány-
stjórnar-
vládny
yönetime ait

governmental

[ˌgʌvənˈmentl] ADJgubernamental, gubernativo

governmental

[ˌgʌvərnˈmɛntəl ˌgʌvərˈmɛntəl] adjgouvernemental(e)government housing n (US)logements mpl sociauxgovernment securities npl (FINANCE)fonds mpl d'Étatgovernment stock nfonds mpl d'État

governmental

adjRegierungs-; governmental system/crisis/policyRegierungssystem nt/-krise f/-politik f

governmental

[ˌgʌvnˈmɛntl] adjgovernativo/a

government

(ˈgavəmənt) noun
1. the people who rule a country or state. the British Government.
2. the way in which a country or state is ruled. Democracy is one form of government.
3. the act or process of governing.
governmental (gavnˈmentl) adjective
ˈgovernor noun
1. in the United States, the head of a state. the Governor of Ohio.
2. a member of the committee of people who govern a school, hospital etc. He is on the board of governors.
3. a person who governs a province or colony.
ˈgovernorship noun
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Arthur was good for thirty years yet, he being about my own age -- that is to say, forty -- and I believed that in that time I could easily have the active part of the population of that day ready and eager for an event which should be the first of its kind in the history of the world -- a rounded and complete governmental revolution without bloodshed.
This, too, without a cent of public money, or the protection of a tariff, or the prestige of a governmental bureau.
Yet it is really a very few years since both philosophy and science were subjected to brutal popular control, to authority - in fact the authority of either the general ignorance of the community, or the terror and greed for power of an ecclesiastical or governmental class.
The Vatican and the Patent Office are governmental noses, and they bear a deal of character about them.
To Pierre all men seemed like those soldiers, seeking refuge from life: some in ambition, some in cards, some in framing laws, some in women, some in toys, some in horses, some in politics, some in sport, some in wine, and some in governmental affairs.
For a moment she thought she saw in his face, bent now over the fire, the features of that original man whom we still recall every now and then, although we know only the clerk, barrister, Governmental official, or workingman variety of him.
Next came the grasslands deal on Guadalcanar--twenty thousand acres, on a governmental nine hundred and ninety-nine years' lease at a nominal sum.
Moreover, the clerks, one and all, from the least to the greatest, are acquiring opinions of their own; they will soon be no longer the hands of a brain, the scribes of governmental thought; the Opposition even now tends towards giving them a right to judge the government and to talk and vote against it.
What else than Feudalism could have followed upon the breakdown of that great centralized governmental machine known as the Roman Empire?
But Alexey Alexandrovitch was not aware of this, and, on the contrary, being cut off from direct participation in governmental activity, he saw more clearly than ever the errors and defects in the action of others, and thought it his duty to point out means for their correction.
That institution partook some- what of the character of a residential club, but with a slightly Governmental flavour about it, because it was administered by the Harbour Office.
Manama, May 30th (BNA) --Under the chairmanship of Minister of State for Follow-up Affairs, Mohammed Ibrahim Al Mutaw, the Executive Committee of the Action Programme to consolidate governance in the governmental institutions held its first meeting this morning at HRH the Prime Minister's Court.

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