government activity

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Noun1.government activity - the act of governing; exercising authority; "regulations for the governing of state prisons"; "he had considerable experience of government"
land reform - a redistribution of agricultural land (especially by government action)
squandermania - prodigious squandering (usually by a government)
price-fixing - control (by agreement among producers or by government) of the price of a commodity in interstate commerce
social control - control exerted (actively or passively) by group action
misgovernment, misrule - government that is inefficient or dishonest
lawmaking, legislating, legislation - the act of making or enacting laws
trust busting - (law) government activities seeking to dissolve corporate trusts and monopolies (especially under the United States antitrust laws)
devolvement, devolution - the delegation of authority (especially from a central to a regional government)
destabilisation, destabilization - the action of destabilizing; making something less stable (especially of a government or country or economy)
protest march - occasion when you can express opposition by marching (usually on some government institution) without a license
government - (government) the system or form by which a community or other political unit is governed; "tyrannical government"
political science, politics, government - the study of government of states and other political units
paternalism - the attitude (of a person or a government) that subordinates should be controlled in a fatherly way for their own good
manifesto, pronunciamento - a public declaration of intentions (as issued by a political party or 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"
event planner - someone who plans social events as a profession (usually for government or corporate officials)
bounty, premium - payment or reward (especially from a government) for acts such as catching criminals or killing predatory animals or enlisting in the military
zero coupon bond, zero-coupon bond - a bond that is issued at a deep discount from its value at maturity and pays no interest during the life of the bond; the commonest form of zero-coupon security
office, power - (of a government or government official) holding an office means being in power; "being in office already gives a candidate a great advantage"; "during his first year in office"; "during his first year in power"; "the power of the president"
anarchy, lawlessness - a state of lawlessness and disorder (usually resulting from a failure of government)
federal - characterized by or constituting a form of government in which power is divided between one central and several regional authorities; "a federal system like that of the United States"; "federal governments often evolved out of confederations"
unitary - characterized by or constituting a form of government in which power is held by one central authority; "a unitary as opposed to a federal form of government"
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LAHORE -- The focus of the Punjab government activity on Tuesday was to start fully preparing its 100-day reform agenda which Prime Minister Imran Khan is scheduled to announce in Lahore on Dec 22.
RULES restricting government activity in the run-up to an election will come into force today, MPs have been told.
The governor of the central bank said, 'It is very important, we hope the meeting will take place because there are laws touching on financing infrastructure and financing government activity in foreign currencies.
Summary: It is not clear whether any guests remained inside hotel, which is major hub for diplomatic and government activity in Tripoli.
Reportedly some foreign guests are held captive inside the hotel which is a major hub for diplomatic and government activity in Tripoli.
PRINCETON, NJ -- Americans continue to divide almost evenly when asked to rate their preference for government activity on a 1-to-5 scale.
Spending on government projects rose 0.4 percent, gaining for the fourth consecutive month, reflecting a 0.8 percent increase in state and local government activity. That offset a 3.8 percent drop in spending on federal projects, which fell to their lowest level since mid-2008.
They offer 39 readings on income inequality, health care reform, immigration policy, the Constitution, what it means to be an American, earmarks, Obama's second term, the privatization of government activity, the judiciary, political journalism, voter identification, the polarization of political parties, corporate and labor spending in political campaigns, foreign policy, and same-sex marriage.
The aide said when he entered No10 in 2010 he was amazed to find ministers can only control around 30% of Government activity. He claimed EU rules dominate 40% of business while the rest is made up of "random things...
"One of the things that happens when you get into government is you are sort of gradually lobotomised by the sheer neurosis and weight of everyday government activity'' - Nick Clegg, deputy Prime Minister.
"It identifies, measures and provides insight into state and local government activity and serves as the foundation for developing national economic and public policy."

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