governmental authority meaning, governmental authority definition | English Cobuild dictionary

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government

  

      n  
1    the exercise of political authority over the actions, affairs, etc., of a political unit, people, etc., as well as the performance of certain functions for this unit or body; the action of governing; political rule and administration  
2    the system or form by which a community, etc., is ruled  
tyrannical government     
3   
a    the executive policy-making body of a political unit, community, etc.; ministry or administration  
yesterday we got a new government     
b    (cap. when of a specific country)  
the British Government     
4   
a    the state and its administration  
blame it on the government     
b    (as modifier)  
a government agency     
5    regulation; direction  
6      (Grammar)   the determination of the form of one word by another word  
  governmental      adj  
  governmentally      adv  


Federal Government  
      n   the national government of a federated state, such as that of Australia located in Canberra  
government issue  
      adj   supplied by a government or government agency  
government man  
      n     (Austral)   (in the 19th century) a convict  
local government  
      n  
1    government of the affairs of counties, towns, etc., by locally elected political bodies  
2       the U.S. equivalent of       local authority  
self-government  
      n  
1    the government of a country, nation, etc., by its own people  
2    the state of being self-controlled  
3       an archaic term for       self-control  
  self-governed      adj  
  self-governing      adj  
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Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
adj.
a person with more power or authority than others
Eg.: Your father is one of the dominant man in his section because he is boss.
n.
a person paid by the state to work in the interests of the nation who considers it to be a ‘right’ to be able abuse his or her authority to ensure personal gain for himself or herself at the expense of the nation…
neologism ... created on some blog
o.
A virtual institution in cyberspace with authority to adjudicate the cyber disputes or claims
[Leg.];[Tech.] a virtual institution for providing justice for online disputes
exp.
use the authority given by a position (in society, in a company etc.) to determine someone to act in a certain manner
E.g: He is not eager to attend the event, but he has to be there because his boss pulled rank on him.

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