"A ponderous body uniquely lacking in visionary business perspective and almost incapable of initiating reasonable legislation capable of benefiting consumer and business alike." (Roy L. Harmon, ReInventing The Warehouse, The Free Press, 1993, p37.) There are other definitions of Government, such as "the body of persons charged with the duty of governing" (OED), but Roy Harmons's will do.
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a republican body of executive
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The executive power of the State. The administrators collectively.
The Government of the Province consists of the Lieutenant Governor acting in the name of the Crown with the advice and consent of the Executive Council.
The party or parties that command a majority of the House on confidence and supply matters; also used to mean the Executive.
In the parliamentary sense, the cabinet (Executive Council), headed by the Premier. To remain in office, the government must have the support of a majority of members in the Assembly.
The Party or group of Members who can maintain the confidence (a majority of votes) of the House. The Government is also seen as every Member supporting the parliamentary majority.
Unless a particular unit of government is specifically identified, reference to "government" refers either to the executive branch of government or to a particular ministry or public agency, depending on the issue at hand or the established tradition of government in particular countries.
The Westminster equivalent of the Executive.
A reference to the government is a reference: in the context of the Legislative Assembly - to the members recognised in the Legislative Assembly as forming the government otherwise - to the executive government of the State.
This is similar to the Executive, but it might often be used to describe the Government at UK level. Holyrood: This is where the Scottish Parliament is based. It is at the bottom of the Royal Mile in Edinburgh. "Holyrood" is often used to mean the same as the Scottish Parliament.