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

antonyms: anarchy

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.)