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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said a Republican Form of Government to a Sovereign State.
That is all very true," said the Republican Form of Government, putting on its hobnail shoes; "but consider how I thrill you every Fourth of July.
If Plato intended to frame a state in which more than in any other everything should be common, he has certainly given it a right name; but if he intended it to be the next in perfection to that which he had already framed, it is not so; for perhaps some persons will give the preference to the Lacedaemonian form of government, or some other which may more completely have attained to the aristocratic form.
It is also said in this treatise of [1266a] Laws, that the best form of government must, be one composed of a democracy and a tyranny; though such a mixture no one else would ever allow to be any government at all, or if it is, the worst possible; those propose what is much better who blend many governments together; for the most perfect is that which is formed of many parts.
From hence it is evident, that such a state will not consist of a democracy and a monarchy, and this will be further proved by what we shall say when we come particularly to consider this form of government.
Let me add that it is the great desideratum by which this form of government can be rescued from the opprobrium under which it has so long labored, and be recommended to the esteem and adoption of mankind.
A common passion or interest will, in almost every case, be felt by a majority of the whole; a communication and concert result from the form of government itself; and there is nothing to check the inducements to sacrifice the weaker party or an obnoxious individual.
The committee previously voted 9-8-1 by nominal voting in favor of presidential form of government.
A retired ambassador, Quintero revealed at an assembly of the Con-con delegates in May 1972 that he had been receiving money in envelopes intended to sway him to favor the parliamentary form of government that then President Ferdinand Marcos had been pushing in order to perpetuate himself in power.
Pag nag-shift ka into a different form of government unitary to a federal you need a transition government.
Islamabad: A close ally of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Senator Chaudhry Jaffar Iqbal, has called for the introduction of a presidential form of government in Pakistan, saying the current parliamentary system has failed badly.
Through the federal form of government, you will be given autonomy to implement policies and programs that will propel your economy and improve your peoples living status, Padilla said during the first federalism summit here.