1. authorities, government, regime (noun)
the organization that is the governing authority of a political unit.
a politically organized unit.
a government that is administered primarily by bureaus that are staffed with nonelective officials.
ancien regime noun
a political and social system that no longer governs (especially the system that existed in France before the French Revolution).
Downing Street noun
the British government.
a group of countries under a single authority.
federal government noun
a government with strong central powers.
a temporary government moved to or formed in a foreign land by exiles who hope to rule when their country is liberated.
local government noun
the government of a local area.
the governing group of a kingdom.
the group of people comprising the government of a sovereign state.
state government noun
the government of a state in the United States.
2. governing, government activity, governance, government, administration (noun)
the act of governing; exercising authority.
social control noun
control exerted (actively or passively) by group action.
3. government (noun)
(government) the system or form by which a community or other political unit is governed.
4. political science, politics, government (noun)
the study of government of states and other political units.
social science noun
the branch of science that studies society and the relationships of individual within a society.
Government Accounting Office (noun)
an independent nonpartisan federal agency that acts as the investigative arm of Congress making the executive branch accountable to Congress and the government accountable to citizens of the United States
government activity (noun)
the act of governing; exercising authority
government agency (noun)
an administrative unit of government
government agent (noun)
a representative or official of a government or administrative department of a government
government bond (noun)
a bond that is an IOU of the United States Treasury; considered the safest security in the investment world
government building (noun)
a building that houses a branch of government
government department (noun)
a department of government
government income (noun)
income available to the government
government issue (noun)
supplies (as food or clothing or ammunition) issued by the government
government man (noun)
a special law-enforcement agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation
government minister (noun)
a person appointed to a high office in the government
government note (noun)
a piece of paper money (especially one issued by a central bank)
government office (noun)
an office where government employees work
government officials (noun)
people elected or appointed to administer a government
Government Printing Office (noun)
an agency of the legislative branch that provides printing and binding services for Congress and the departments and establishments of the federal government