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Main Entry: gov·ern·ment
Pronunciation: gv-r(n)-mnt, gb-m-nt, gv-mnt
Function: noun 1 a: the act or process of governing; especially: direction of a political unit b: the making of policy as distinguished from the administration of policy decisions 2 a: the agency through which a political unit exercises authority b: manner of governing : the institutions, laws, and customs through which a political unit is governed <republican government> 3 a: the officials making up the governing body of a political unit bcapitalized: the executive branch of the U.S. federal government 4: POLITICAL SCIENCE - governmentadjective - gov·ern·men·tal /gv-r(n)-ment-l/ adjective - gov·ern·men·tal·ly /-l-/ adverb