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1. (n.) The act of governing; the exercise of authority; the administration of laws; control; direction; regulation; as, civil, church, or family government.

2. (n.) The mode of governing; the system of polity in a state; the established form of law.

3. (n.) The right or power of governing; authority.

4. (n.) The person or persons authorized to administer the laws; the ruling power; the administration.

5. (n.) The body politic governed by one authority; a state; as, the governments of Europe.

6. (n.) Management of the limbs or body.

7. (n.) The influence of a word in regard to construction, requiring that another word should be in a particular case.

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