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Government definition and meaning | Collins English Dictionary

Examples of ‘government’ in a sentence

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So she
researched it on her
phone and
applied for the forms from the government
website.

The Sun (2013)

The government should
employ people like me.

Times, Sunday Times (2013)

The public
came to hold governments responsible for
national
economies.

Low, Nicholas Politics, Planning and the State (1990)


Waiting for him were a
menacing group of government officials and a
policeman.

Times, Sunday Times (2008)

He
said the government was to
blame for the
additional
costs.

Times, Sunday Times (2011)

Some things being
urged on the government because the economy is
apparently not growing are
sensible.

Times, Sunday Times (2012)

It is long
overdue time to
see some action where
past governments
failed.

The Sun (2010)

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body politic | Definition, History, & Facts

Ancient origins

The first recorded instance of the body politic metaphor appears in the Rigveda (c. 1500 bce), the oldest of the sacred books of Hinduism. There the South Asian caste system is explained by comparing the priesthood to the mouth, soldiers to the arms, shepherds to the thighs, and peasants to the feet of humankind.

A well-known ancient example of a bodily metaphor appears in “The Belly and the Members,” a fable attributed to the legendary Greek fabulist Aesop. In the fable, the other members of the body revolt against the belly, which they think is doing none of the work while getting all of the food. The hands, mouth, teeth, and legs initiate a strike, but after a few days they realize that they are weak and ailing. They thus learn that cooperation between all members of the body, including the invisible belly, is vital for

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Civil law – definition of civil law by The Free Dictionary

He rendered clear and familiar to himself that vast and tumultuous period of civil law and canon law in conflict and at strife with each other, in the chaos of the Middle Ages,–a period which Bishop Theodore opens in 618, and which Pope Gregory closes in 1227.
“Not when the government suspends civil law. In that day when you speak of rising in your strength, your strength would be turned against yourself.
The hatred of the Portas and the Piombos and their terrible passions were inscribed on this page of the civil law as the annals of a people (contained, it may be, in one word only,–Napoleon, Robespierre) are engraved on a tombstone.
The accident of their father having been married, when he first met with their mother, has made them the outcasts of the whole social community; it has placed them out of the pale of the Civil
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society definition | Open Education Sociology Dictionary

Definition of Society

(noun) A large group of interacting people in a defined territory, sharing a common culture.

Types of Society

Society Pronunciation

Pronunciation Usage Guide

Syllabification: so·ci·e·ty

Audio Pronunciation

Phonetic Spelling

  • American English – /suh-sIE-uh-tee/
  • British English – /suh-sIE-uh-tee/

International Phonetic Alphabet

  • American English – /səˈsaɪədi/
  • British English – /səˈsʌɪəti/

Usage Notes

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  • “A social fact is every way of acting, whether fixed or not, which is capable of exercising an external constraint on the individual; or, which is general throughout a given society, whilst having an existence of its own, independent of its individual manifestations” (Durkheim [1895] 2004:50).
  • “Each of us is a social being. We are born into a social environment; we fully develop in to human beings in a social environment; and we live our lives in a social environment. What we think, how we feel, and what we say and do
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definition of politic by The Free Dictionary

Therefore set it down, that an habit of secrecy, is both politic and moral.

But for the third degree, which is simulation, and false profession; that I hold more culpable, and less politic; except it be in great and rare matters.

It seems also improper, that one person should execute several offices, which was approved of at Carthage; for one business is best done by one person; and it is the duty of the legislator to look to this, and not make the same person a musician and a shoemaker: so that where the state is not small it is more politic and more popular to admit many persons to have a share in the government; for, as I just now said, it is not only more usual, but everything is better and sooner done, when one thing only is allotted to one person: and this is evident both
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Goverment legal definition of Goverment

County

A political subdivision of a state, the power and importance of which varies from one state to another.

A county is distinguishable from a city or Municipal Corporation, since a municipal corporation has a dual character, both public and private, while a county is established by the state and is considered to be an agency thereof. Through home rule, a municipality may make certain decisions on matters of local concern, while a county is controlled by the state and does the work of state administration.

In the state of Louisiana, a state political subdivision is known as a parish. Comparable to counties, parishes have no independent existence apart from the state but possess only such authority as the state grants them.

Status

The state constitution determines the procedures for the formation of a county. Certain states require a specific minimum size population or property value before a county is

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definition of government by The Free Dictionary

Government

the theory and exercise of complete and unrestricted power in government. See also autarchy, autocracy, despotism, dictatorship, monarchy, oligarchy. — absolutist, n., adj.absolutistic. adj.

1. a political theory advocating the elimination of governments and governmental restraint and the substitution of voluntary cooperation among individuals.
2. the methods and practices of anarchists. Cf. Nihilism.anarchist, n.anarchic, adj.

an absence of government and law; political disorder, often accompanied by violence. See also order and disorder.

rule by angels.

Rare. the principle of opposition to all forms of government, or to all restraint of individuals by laws. — antarchist, n.antarchistic, adj.

the policy of strict racial segregation and political and economie discrimination against non-whites practiced in the Republic of South Africa.

1. the science of government.
2. the science of origins.

rule by that group

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Society definition and meaning | Collins English Dictionary

Examples of ‘society’ in a sentence

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It
also
highlights meticulously the
paradoxes of
modern government and society in general.

The Times Literary Supplement (2011)

There
must be more to high society than
horses and
house
parties.

Times, Sunday Times (2014)

The
biggest
danger to human society
comes from
civil
servants in an environment like this.

Times, Sunday Times (2008)

The
programme is incredibly
successful at
improving the life
chances of the most
vulnerable group in society.

Times, Sunday Times (2007)

The
second
theme is
stronger families and a more
responsible society.

Times, Sunday Times (2007)

And they
cost less to the
health system and society.

Times, Sunday Times (2016)


Publicly
arguing
matters of interest to society.

Times, Sunday Times (2015)

Some people

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What is GOVERNMENT? definition of GOVERNMENT (Black’s Law Dictionary)

1. The regulation, restraint, supervision, or control which is exercised upon the individual members of an organized jural society by those invested with the supreme political authority, for the good and welfare of the body politic; or the act of exercising supreme political power or control.2. The system of polity in a state; that form of fundamental rules and principles by which a nation or state is governed, or by which individual members of a body politic are to regulate their social actions; a constitution, either written or unwritten, by which the rights and duties of citizens and public officers are prescribed and defined, as a monarchical government, a republican government, etc. Webster.3. An empire, kingdom, state or independent political community; as in the phrase,”Compacts between independent governments.”4. The sovereign or supreme power in a state or nation.5. The machinery by which the sovereign power in a state expresses its

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politic – definition and meaning

  • The body politic is frozen, incapable of making either bold advancements forward or retrenching, and then reverting back to simpler time.

    Matthew Yglesias » Olivier Blanchard on the Case for Higher Inflation

  • One thing you cannot denied in politic a liberal can speak on any subject on a momentt notice.

    Senate Ethics Committee admonishes Burris

  • That such a populace of deluded hypocrits are allowed to take part in our “body politic” is a testament to the LIBERAL nature of our constitution.

    DNC: Barbour ‘defended the indefensible’

  • Palin, if you wanted to stay in politic you should have stayed as Governor of Alaska, but you decided to sell a book you did not write, so who do you think want to hear any thing you have to say.

    Palin calls for Obama to boycott climate change conference

  • Sad day in American politic, not because someone is criticizing Obama, but

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