part of speech: noun
definition 1: the making of laws and important decisions that control or affect all the people living in a community, state, or nation.
- Government is challenging in a country where the people speak different languages.
synonyms: administration, management
definition 2: the group of people that has this power and authority.
- The city government decided to build a public skate park.
synonyms: administration, authorities, establishment
definition 3: the type of system by which a community, state, or nation is governed.
- Ancient Athens had the first democratic government.
derivations: governmental (adj.), governmentally (adv.)