form of government

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Noun1.form of government - the members of a social organization who are in power
social group - people sharing some social relation
party, political party - an organization to gain political power; "in 1992 Perot tried to organize a third party at the national level"
political entity, political unit - a unit with political responsibilities
autocracy, autarchy - a political system governed by a single individual
constitutionalism - a constitutional system of government (usually with a written constitution)
republic, democracy, commonwealth - a political system in which the supreme power lies in a body of citizens who can elect people to represent them
diarchy, dyarchy - a form of government having two joint rulers
gerontocracy - a political system governed by old men
gynarchy, gynecocracy - a political system governed by a woman
hegemony - the dominance or leadership of one social group or nation over others; "the hegemony of a single member state is not incompatible with a genuine confederation"; "to say they have priority is not to say they have complete hegemony"; "the consolidation of the United States' hegemony over a new international economic system"
mobocracy, ochlocracy - a political system in which a mob is the source of control; government by the masses
oligarchy - a political system governed by a few people; "one of his cardinal convictions was that Britain was not run as a democracy but as an oligarchy"; "the big cities were notoriously in the hands of the oligarchy of local businessmen"
plutocracy - a political system governed by the wealthy people
republic - a form of government whose head of state is not a monarch; "the head of state in a republic is usually a president"
technocracy - a form of government in which scientists and technical experts are in control; "technocracy was described as that society in which those who govern justify themselves by appeal to technical experts who justify themselves by appeal to scientific forms of knowledge"
theocracy - a political unit governed by a deity (or by officials thought to be divinely guided)
social organisation, social organization, social structure, social system, structure - the people in a society considered as a system organized by a characteristic pattern of relationships; "the social organization of England and America is very different"; "sociologists have studied the changing structure of the family"
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There was no other public man remaining to connect the ancient system of government and manners with the new system which was about to take its place.
There was a most ingenious doctor, who seemed to be perfectly versed in the whole nature and system of government. This illustrious person had very usefully employed his studies, in finding out effectual remedies for all diseases and corruptions to which the several kinds of public administration are subject, by the vices or infirmities of those who govern, as well as by the licentiousness of those who are to obey.
the savage and terrible product of a worn-out system of government and of a civilization rotten to its core!
If I were backed by enough of his sort, I would make a strike for the welfare of this country, and try to prove myself its loyalest citizen by making a wholesome change in its system of government."
A Russian who lives happily under the present system of government in Russia must either believe that man has no soul, or that, if he has, it is not worth developing.
Kuria also opposed calls for a parliamentary system of government recently proposed by National Assembly Majority leader Aden Duale.
Nigeria's biggest problem as a country is not corruption but the system of government.
LAHORE -- The Lahore High Court on Monday dismissed for being not maintainable a petition seeking presidential system of government in Pakistan.
A bench of Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday dismissed a plea seeking a court order for presidential system of government in the country.
LAHORE -- The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday dismissed a plea seeking a court order for a presidential system of government in the country.
The poll also showed Kenyans are not happy with the August elections, with majority of them suggesting poll date be shifted to December."A majority of Kenyans (72 percent), across the eight regions, prefer the presidential system of government and would like to elect their President directly.
EDITORIAL - Junked effort !-- -- (The Philippine Star) - December 18, 2018 - 12:00am No one expected smooth sailing for the new constitution drafted by a consultative committee that President Duterte formed for his planned shift to a federal system of government. Not even the Concom members, however, must have expected their work of over half a year to be unceremoniously tossed out the window by the House of Representatives, with many congressmen clearly not even bothering to read the draft charter.

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