form of government

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n form of government the members of a social organization who are in power
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Quotations

  • Thomas C. Haliburton
    Thomas C. Haliburton
    “The happiness of every country depends upon the character of its people, rather than the form of its government.”
  • Winston Churchill
    Winston%20Churchill
    “It has been said that Democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.”
  • Woodrow T. Wilson
    Woodrow%20T.%20Wilson
    “Democracy is not so much a form of government as a set of principles.”
  • William J. Durant
    William%20J.%20Durant
    “Every form of government tends to perish by excess of its basic principles.”
  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel%20Johnson
    “I would not give half a guinea to live under one form of government rather than another. It is of no moment to the happiness of an individual.”
  • George Washington
    George%20Washington
    “Over grown military establishments are under any form of government inauspicious to liberty, and are to be regarded as particularly hostile to republican liberty.”

Usage

In literature:

Government, the forms of a free one not altogether incompatible with the ends of an arbitrary one, i.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. XII. (of XII.)" by Edmund Burke
From a military point of view, the two forms of government could not co-exist.
"Three Years' War" by Christiaan Rudolf de Wet
China has always been essentially feudal in her form of government.
"Little Journeys To The Homes Of Great Teachers" by Elbert Hubbard
Mankind proceeds experimentally in forms of government.
"The Rise of the Democracy" by Joseph Clayton
Whatever form a government may assume, power must be exercised by a minority of numbers.
"Sketches The Carrier Pigeon, The Consul's Daughter, Walstein--Or A Cure For Melancholy, The Court Of Egypt, The Valley Of Thebes, Egyptian Thebes, Shoubra Eden And Lebanon, A Syrian Sketch, The Bosphorus, An Interview With A Great Turk, Munich, The Spirit Of Whiggism" by Benjamin Disraeli
The new form of government differed in many essential particulars from the old one.
"The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government, Vol. 1 (of 2)" by Jefferson Davis
Among them is the form of government established under the Act of Union.
"Home Rule" by Harold Spender
To some it is essentially a form of government in which control is represented as in the hands of the majority of the people.
"The Psychology of Nations" by G.E. Partridge
The capitalists would try to put an end to parliamentary forms of government.
"Socialism As It Is" by William English Walling
That they could not discern in that colony "a settled form of government according to the laws of England;" 2.
"The Loyalists of America and Their Times, Vol. 1 of 2" by Egerton Ryerson
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In news:

One of the most amazing turning points in technology advancement has been the US Government's decision to allow unlicensed spectrum to be used in the form of WiFi.
Wright elaborated by saying state statute has always allowed residents to vote get rid of the municipal manager form of government.
Perhaps every form of government has these traits to some degree.
A half-dozen area companies were honored by the San Diego Association of Governments today for encouraging employees to use alternative forms of transportation for their commutes between work and home.
The Stuxnet worm, a form of malware, was likely created by a government.
it simply cannot exist as a permanent form of government.
Thousands of elected officials, candidates and government employees are required to fill out specific forms each year.
(AP) — A mayor of a northern New Mexico city has resigned over what he calls is the city's " discriminatory " form of government against Hispanic residents.
Hollister says the current form of local government is antiquated and that needs to change so the city can keep up with an international economy driven by technological innovation.
The "Indicators of Sound Governance " survey form sent out to faculty at Kansas Board of Regents universities in October 2012 by the Kansas Conference of the American Association of University Professors.
Guinea 's opposition on Tuesday accused the government of tampering with its list of nominees to a newly formed electoral commission, casting doubt on the country's latest efforts to jumpstart election preparations.
You may recall that a new citizens group called Future Halfmoon recently formed in response to what they said are their concerns about town government, especially its handling of development projects.
It is the fact that Kingston Township has a home-rule form of government in the first place, and that fact allows the citizenry to control its own destiny, albeit consistent with state law.
City, county have options in forms of government.
The Syrian opposition made progress on Thursday toward forming a transitional government at the first meeting of their new coalition in Cairo and the Muslim Brotherhood emerged as an overwhelmingly powerful kingmaker, delegates said.
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In science:

It has been shown that, in the limited range of x, the effective power governing the behavior of the saturation scale can be still fitted using the simple form Qs (Y ) ∼ exp(λ0 Y ) with λ0 ≃ 0.18, which is close to the value used in the Golec-Biernat and W¨usthoff saturation model [78, 79].
Small x Phenomenology: Summary and status 2002
Electrodynamics is governed by Maxwell’s equations in generally covariant form, and, in the last section, Einstein discussed the Newtonian approximation of weak fields, Minkowski flat boundary conditions, and slow motion of the particles.
Albert Einstein's 1916 Review Article on General Relativity
In order to realize a true ‘infinitesimal geometry’ (Nahegeometrie), Weyl in 1918 introduced an additional geometric structure, a length connection, i.e. a linear differential form dϕ = ϕi dxi that governed the transport of vector lengths l by the definition δ l ≡ (∂ l/∂ xi )dxi + lϕidxi ≡ 0.
Albert Einstein's 1916 Review Article on General Relativity
In Bell et al. (2005) and Papovich et al. (2005) we investigate the processes governing the evolution of star-forming galaxies from z = 0 to z ∼ 1.
Spitzer view on the evolution of star-forming galaxies from z=0 to z~3
We introduce “slower” variables in the perturbative expans ion for the following reason. A general feature of the expansion we are considering is that lower order approximate solutions enter the linear partial differential equations governing higher order ones in the form of non-homogeneous terms.
Optimal hedging of Derivatives with transaction costs
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