Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun government

4 senses of government

Sense 1
government, authorities, regime -- (the organization that is the governing authority of a political unit; "the government reduced taxes"; "the matter was referred to higher authorities")
       => polity -- (a politically organized unit)

Sense 2
government, governing, governance, government activity, administration -- (the act of governing; exercising authority; "regulations for the governing of state prisons"; "he had considerable experience of government")
       => social control -- (control exerted (actively or passively) by group action)

Sense 3
government -- ((government) the system or form by which a community or other political unit is governed; "tyrannical government")
       => system, system of rules -- (a complex of methods or rules governing behavior; "they have to operate under a system they oppose"; "that language has a complex system for indicating gender")

Sense 4
politics, political science, government -- (the study of government of states and other political units)
       => social science -- (the branch of science that studies society and the relationships of individual within a society)

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