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1. (n) the organization that is the governing authority of a political unit; "the government reduced taxes" "the matter was referred to higher authorities"
2. (n) (government) the system or form by which a community or other political unit is governed; "tyrannical government"
3. (n) the act of governing; exercising authority; "regulations for the governing of state prisons" "he had considerable experience of government"
4. (n) the study of government of states and other political units
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