gov·ern·ment /'gə-vər-mənt, -vərn-/ n1: the act or process of governing; specif: authoritative direction or control2: the office, authority, or function of governing3: the continuous exercise of authority over and the performance of functions for a political unit: rule4 a: the organization, machinery, or agency through which a political unit exercises authority and performs functions and which is usu. classified according to the distribution of power within itb: the complex of political institutions, laws, and customs through which the function of governing is carried out5: the body of persons that constitutes the governing authority of a political unit or organization: asa: the officials comprising the governing body of a political unit and constituting the organization as an active agencyb cap: the executive branch of the U.S. federal governmentc: the prosecution in a criminal case in its capacity as agents of the political unitthe government failed to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubtgov·ern·men·tal adjgov·ern·men·tal·ly adv
Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam-Webster. 1996.
administratio, authorization, command, control, decision making, direction, dominion, governance, gubernatio, guidance, jurisdiction, management, power, procuratio, regnancy, regulation, reign, rule, rulership, state management, statecraft, statesmanship, stewardship, superintendence, sway
(political administration) noun
administration, agency of the state, authority, body of office holders, congress, delegates, /'/' qui reipublicae praesunt, lawgivers, lawmakers, legislators, ministers, penes quos est reipublica, political community, political leaders, political regime, politicians, politicos, polity, public servants, representatives, ruling power, sovereign, state managers, statemongers, statesmen
associated concepts: de facto government, de jure government, democratic government, federal government, governmental agency, governmental body, governmental function, governmental immunity, powers of government, provisional government
- Prtvileglum non valet contra rempubllcam. — A privilege is of no avail against the state.III index authorities, bureaucracy, civic, control (supervision), dominion (supreme authority), hierarchy (persons in authority), management (directorate), national, politics, public (affecting people), regime, regulation (management), supervision
Burton's Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006
n.The body that controls, influences, and regulates the affairs of a nation, state, or community.adj.governmental
The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008.
n.1 The political organization by which a state or nation is ruled.2 In criminal cases, the prosecution is occasionally referred to as the government
Webster's New World Law Dictionary. Susan Ellis Wild. 2000.