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  • form a government — ► to bring political parties together to make a government when none of them has received a large enough number of votes in an election to control the government: »The former prime minister was seeking support from smaller parties to help form a… …   Financial and business terms

  • Form of government — A system of government is a term that refers to the set of political institutions by which a government of a state is organized in order to exert its powers over a Community politics. [http://assets.cambridge.org/052184/3162/excerpt/0521843162… …   Wikipedia

  • form of government — noun the members of a social organization who are in power (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑political system • Hypernyms: ↑social group • Hyponyms: ↑autocracy, ↑autarchy, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • republican form of government — A government constructed on the principle that the supreme power resides in the body of the people. See Chisholm v Georgia (US) 2 Dall 419, 457, 1 L Ed 440, 456. A government which derives all its powers directly or indirectly from the people and …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • representative form of government — A government conducted and constituted by the agency of representatives, delegates, or deputies chosen by the people in regularly recurring elections. The definition is held to express fairly the modern American idea of such a government. A… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • commission form of government — A system of municipal government, the details of which differ in different states but whose characteristic feature is the delegation of all executive and legislative powers to a single board consisting of a mayor and a very limited number of… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • manager form of government — See city manager …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • government — gov‧ern‧ment [ˈgʌvmənt, ˈgʌvnmənt ǁ ˈgʌvərn ] also Government noun [countable] the group of people responsible for running a country or state and making decisions about taxes, laws, public services etc: • The Government is planning further cuts …   Financial and business terms

  • Form — (f[=o]rm; in senses 8 & 9, often f[=o]rm in England), n. [OE. & F. forme, fr. L. forma; cf. Skr. dhariman. Cf. {Firm}.] 1. The shape and structure of anything, as distinguished from the material of which it is composed; particular disposition or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Government of national unity — or GNU is a special form of government formed by rival political parties after an election in which all parties involved failed to obtain a clear majority necessary to govern …   Wikipedia

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