government

(noun) An organization with the authority and power to make and enforce laws and enact policy to control an area of land or a group of people.

Audio Pronunciation: (gov·ern·ment)

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Usage Notes:

  • Plural: governments
  • A government (verb) governs through (adjective) governmental mechanisms.

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How to Cite the Definition of Government

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “government.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved December 12, 2018 (https://sociologydictionary.org/government/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

government. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/government/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “government.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed December 12, 2018. https://sociologydictionary.org/government/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“government.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 12 Dec. 2018. <https://sociologydictionary.org/government/>.