Noun government has 4 senses
  1. government, authorities, regime - the organization that is the governing authority of a political unit; "the government reduced taxes"; "the matter was referred to higher authorities"
    --1 is a kind of polity
    --1 has parts:
     administration, governance, governing body, establishment, brass, organization, organisation; judiciary, judicature, judicatory, judicial system
    --1 has members:
     government department; legislature, legislative assembly, general assembly, law-makers; executive; judiciary, bench; division; government officials, officialdom
    --1 has particulars:
     ancien regime; court, royal court; Downing Street; empire; federal government; government-in-exile; local government; palace; papacy, pontificate; puppet government, puppet state, pupet regime; state; state government
    Derived form: verb govern3
  2. government - (government) the system or form by which a community or other political unit is governed; "tyrannical government"
    --2 is a kind of
    system, system of rules
    Derived form: verb govern1
  3. government, governing, governance, government activity - the act of governing; exercising authority; "regulations for the governing of state prisons"; "he had considerable experience of government"
    --3 is a kind of social control
    --3 has particulars:
     misgovernment, misrule; legislation, legislating, lawmaking; trust busting
    Derived form: verb govern2
  4. politics, political science, government - the study of government of states and other political units
    --4 is a kind of social science
    --4 has particulars: geopolitics; realpolitik, practical politics