government ( governments plural )
1 n-count-coll The government of a country is the group of people who are responsible for governing it.
The Government has insisted that confidence is needed before the economy can improve., ...democratic governments in countries like Britain and the US., ...fighting between government forces and left-wing rebels.
2 n-uncount Government consists of the activities, methods, and principles involved in governing a country or other political unit. The first four years of government were completely disastrous., ...our system of government.
local government ( local governments plural )
1 n-uncount Local government is the system of electing representatives to be responsible for the administration of public services and facilities in a particular area.
2 n-count A local government is the same as a local authority.
national government ( national governments plural ) A national government is a government with members from more than one political party, especially one that is formed during a crisis.
(mainly BRIT) n-count usu sing
Self-government is government of a country or region by its own people rather than by others. n-uncount
Translation English Cobuild Collins Dictionary
1 administration, authority, dominion, execution, governance, law, polity, rule, sovereignty, state, statecraft
2 administration, executive, ministry, powers-that-be, regime
3 authority, command, control, direction, domination, guidance, management, regulation, restraint, superintendence, supervision, sway
autonomy, democracy, devolution, home rule, independence, self-determination, self-rule, sovereignty
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