[guhv-ern-muh nt, ‐er-muh nt]
- the political direction and control exercised over the actions of the members, citizens, or inhabitants of communities, societies, and states; direction of the affairs of a state, community, etc.; political administration:
Government is necessary to the existence of civilized society.
- the form or system of rule by which a state, community, etc., is governed:
monarchical government; episcopal government.
- the governing body of persons in a state, community, etc.; administration.
*Definition source: dictionary.com