government

  

Definition

A group of people that governs a community or unit. It sets and administers public policy and exercises executive, political and sovereign power through customs, institutions, and laws within a state. A government can be classified into many types--democracy, republic, monarchy, aristocracy, and dictatorship are just a few.

Use government in a sentence

  • Because businesses of all kinds are subject to government oversight and regulation, it is imperative that business owners have a good relationship with local government leaders.

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  • When I asked the hotel employee if the hotel had a government rate, she told me that I would have to have my government id or badge at the time of check in.

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  • Many people believe that the role of government in a capitalist country should be to stand aside and let people get things done.

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Notable Quotes

  • Running Government at a Profit (and Loss)
    "I've never been able to understand how the Democrats can run those $1,000 a plate dinners at such a profit and run the government at such a loss."
    - Ronald Reagan



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