• the Staff of a Government Officer in The Time Of The Memphite Dynasties
    the Staff of a Government Officer in The Time Of The Memphite Dynasties
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n government the act of governing; exercising authority "regulations for the governing of state prisons","he had considerable experience of government"
    • n government (government) the system or form by which a community or other political unit is governed "tyrannical government"
    • n government the study of government of states and other political units
    • n government the organization that is the governing authority of a political unit "the government reduced taxes","the matter was referred to higher authorities"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: During World War II the U.S. government used 260 million pounds of instant coffee.
    • Government Management of the limbs or body.
    • Government The act of governing; the exercise of authority; the administration of laws; control; direction; regulation; as, civil, church, or family government.
    • Government The body politic governed by one authority; a state; as, the governments of Europe.
    • Government (Gram) The influence of a word in regard to construction, requiring that another word should be in a particular case.
    • Government The mode of governing; the system of polity in a state; the established form of law. "That free government which we have so dearly purchased, free commonwealth."
    • Government The person or persons authorized to administer the laws; the ruling power; the administration. "When we, in England, speak of the government , we generally understand the ministers of the crown for the time being."
    • Government The right or power of governing; authority. "I here resign my government to thee."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In 1836 the U.S. government had so much extra money that it repaid all its debts, and still had money left over.
    • n government Guidance; direction; regulation; management; control: as, the government of one's conduct.
    • n government The exercise of authority in the administration of the affairs of a state, community, or society; the authoritative direction and restraint. exercised over the actions of men in communities, societies, or states.
    • n government The system of polity or body of principles and rules by which the affairs of a state, community, or society are administered; an established or prescribed method of guiding, directing, or managing affairs: as, representative or constitutional government; monarchical or republican government; the presbyterian, episcopal, or congregational form of church government.
    • n government The governing body of persons in a state or community; the executive power; the administration. In Great Britain government is used specifically to signify the cabinet or ministry, apart from the sovereign; and in speaking of any joint action of this body the article is often omitted: as, the Liberal government was defeated by a large majority; government brought in a bill.
    • n government A state or body politic governed by one authority; a province or division of territory ruled by a governor. Specifically— One of the military divisions of France before the revolution.
    • n government Right of governing; administrative authority; the office or function of one charged with the direction and control of affairs.
    • n government Conduct or behavior; self-control or restraint.
    • n government In grammar, the established usage which requires that one word in a sentence should cause another to be of a particular form; grammatical regimen.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The Canadian government legalized marijuana for medicinal use in 1999. After discovering a shortage of local growers they began to import the dope from Mississippi.
    • n Government a ruling or managing: control: system of governing: the body of persons authorised to administer the laws, or to govern a state: the territory over which sovereign power extends: :
    • n Government (gram.) the power of one word in determining the form of another
    • n Government (Shak.) conduct
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  • John Adams
    “Fear is the foundation of most government.”
  • Walter Bagehot
    “It is often said that men are ruled by their imaginations; but it would be truer to say they are governed by the weakness of their imaginations.”
  • Henry Ward Beecher
    “The worst thing in the world next to anarchy, is government.”
  • Baron William Henry Beveridge
    Baron William Henry Beveridge
    “The object of government in peace and in war is not the glory of rulers or of races, but the happiness of the common man.”
  • Napoleon Bonaparte
    “The art of government is not to let me grow stale.”
  • Napoleon Bonaparte
    “Public instruction should be the first object of government.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. gouvernement,. See Govern
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. governer—L. gubernāre—Gr. kybernan.


In literature:

The admirable working of the Mysore Government.
"Gold, Sport, And Coffee Planting In Mysore" by Robert H. Elliot
Government will take on new activities, but it is not more to control the people, the people are more to control the Government.
"Have faith in Massachusetts; 2d ed." by Calvin Coolidge
Once independence had been yielded to the American Colonies, the interest of the British Government rapidly waned in affairs American.
"Great Britain and the American Civil War" by Ephraim Douglass Adams
As it is, the Irish Government stands isolated in Ireland, and relies for support solely on England.
"Handbook of Home Rule (1887)" by W. E. Gladstone et al.
The best plan for the French Government would have been to send to the Rhine all the seasoned troops left available by Napoleon III.
"The Development of the European Nations, 1870-1914 (5th ed.)" by John Holland Rose
Liberty means self-government, and self-government means the right of every man to be his own legislator.
"Political Thought in England from Locke to Bentham" by Harold J. Laski
Such government is equally disgraceful to the rulers, and cruel to the governed.
"An Illustrated History of Ireland from AD 400 to 1800" by Mary Frances Cusack
There are two theories of government that have been contending with each other ever since government began.
"The New Freedom" by Woodrow Wilson
The great difficulty that Margaret encountered in her government was the lack of adequate financial resources.
"History of Holland" by George Edmundson
School government, while partaking of the nature of civil government, is still more closely allied to family government.
"Elements of Civil Government" by Alexander L. Peterman

In poetry:

Nothing on earth the heart can move
To pleasure, like that passion love.
It reigns triumphant in the breast;
Supports and governs all the rest.
"A.B.C." by William Hutton
E'er since that Day the beauteous Maid
Governs the World in Cupid's stead;
Directs his Arrow as She wills;
Gives Grief, or Pleasure; spares, or kills.
"Love Disarmed" by Matthew Prior
Prince, when you weary of the chair
From which you govern realms and folk,
Your faithful bard would have you share
The dreams seen through tobacco smoke.
"A Ballade Of Tobacco Smoke" by Alexander Anderson
Now, when I read of Party Government, *
Its wrangles, lies, and methods most unfair,
I calmly step outside my tenement *
And shoot another arrow in the air.
"A Fair Risk" by C J Dennis
``Taught by the disentombed Minervan mind
That, in the days still governing if gone,
Within the rugged Parian block divined
Majestic calmness of the Parthenon.
"Sacred And Profane Love" by Alfred Austin
Had Cosgrave eaten parnell's heart, the land's
Imagination had been satisfied,
Or lacking that, government in such hands.
O'Higgins its sole statesman had not died.
"Parnell's Funeral" by William Butler Yeats

In news:

Beginning two decades after the death of Franklin Roosevelt, who would find today's government unrecognizable, government became a geyser of entitlements .
We all hear the key words — conservative, lower taxes, less government intervention — but we want our government to protect us from the unfair and greedy.
Days before the first 2012 presidential debate, Mitt Romney and President Obama work to craft their messages on the economy, health care, the role of government and governing.
Glaser joins the Association from AARP's Government Affairs team and the Law & Government Program of American University's Washington College of Law.
Sailing's governing body to review fatal Newport-to-Ensenada wreck sailing, race, killed, governing, accident, review, body, aegean, sailors, diego.
Guest blogger Laura Seay interviews the author of a book on governance by rebel groups about what Libya's National Transitional Council will need to do to build a stable government.
I don't know why so many government leaders have forgotten that the people who founded our country believed separation of church and state is essential to our form of government.
(CBS) As the Japanese government scrambles to provide potassium iodide pills to its population, the American government is warning about impostor pills here.
Features government policy,government tech,political analysis and reports.
A government statement says the 57-year-old leader of the British overseas territory is suspected of misusing a government credit card.
Anti-government protesters congregate in Tahrir Square on Monday in central Cairo as the government disrupted media amid the crisis.
In its testimony, the Government Accountability Office estimated that the federal government would save about $4.4 billion over 30 years by switching to dollar coins .
Malaysia 's largest chain of non-government-owned radio stations has removed gay lyrics from Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" for fear of being fined by government censors.
A bill in Albany would allow New York and its local governments to "piggy back" purchasing on the lowest negotiated prices by governments nationwide.
Faces of Shiites jailed by the government along with anti-government graffiti are numerous in Sitra, Bahrain.

In science:

Note although the evolution is governed by same equation, however the complexity parameters are different for Gaussian and non-Gaussian cases.
Random Matrices with Correlated Elements: A Model for Disorder with Interactions
Similarly in absence of disorder, H = U and its statistical behavior is governed by the fermionic density in various parts of the system.
Random Matrices with Correlated Elements: A Model for Disorder with Interactions
To discriminate the systems governed by the internal intrinsic dynamics from those governed by the external flux variations, the dynamical behavior of one-random-walker model is suggested as the criterion.
Flux fluctuations in a multi-random-walker model and surface growth dynamics
Fisher via a strong disorder renormalization approach : the exponent ˜ν = 1 governs the decay of the typical correlation ln C (r) ∼ −r/ ˜ξ , whereas ν = 2 governs the decay of the averaged correlation ln(C (r)) ∼ −r/ξ .
Random walks and polymers in the presence of quenched disorder
Mehler kernel, which governs propagation in a harmonic potential, rather than on the heat kernel, which governs ordinary propagation in commutative space.
Why Renormalizable NonCommutative Quantum Field Theories?