adjective see government

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  • governmental — UK US /ˌgʌvənˈmentəl/ adjective [before noun] GOVERNMENT ► relating to government: »Elected officials and governmental employees are required to complete ethics education. governmental measures/policies/regulations »Brazil has set the standard… …   Financial and business terms

  • Governmental — Gov ern*men tal, a. [Cf. F. gouvernemental.] Pertaining to government; made by government; as, governmental duties. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • governmental — index civic, civil (public), federal, national, political, public (affecting people) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton …   Law dictionary

  • governmental — 1774, from GOVERNMENT (Cf. government) + AL (Cf. al) (1). Related: Governmentally. A M.E. word in the same sense was gubernatif (late 14c.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • governmental — gov|ern|men|tal [ˌgʌvəˈmentl, ˌgʌvən US ˌgʌvərn ] adj of a government, or relating to government ▪ an attempt to restrict governmental power governmental body (=organization controlled by the government) …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • governmental — [[t]gʌ̱və(r)nme̱nt(ə)l[/t]] ADJ: ADJ n Governmental means relating to a particular government, or to the practice of governing a country. ...a governmental agency for providing financial aid to developing countries …   English dictionary

  • governmental — adjective relating to or dealing with the affairs or structure of government or politics or the state governmental policy public confidence and governmental morale • Similar to: ↑political …   Useful english dictionary

  • governmental — adj. Governmental is used with these nouns: ↑action, ↑agency, ↑authority, ↑body, ↑entity, ↑institution, ↑interference, ↑intervention, ↑intrusion, ↑red tape, ↑reform, ↑ …   Collocations dictionary

  • governmental — gov|ern|ment|al [ ,gʌvərn mentl ] adjective relating to a government: a governmental agency …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • governmental — UK [ˌɡʌvə(r)nˈment(ə)l] / US [ˌɡʌvərnˈment(ə)l] adjective relating to a government a governmental agency …   English dictionary

  • governmental — government ► NOUN 1) (treated as sing. or pl. ) the governing body of a state. 2) the system by which a state or community is governed. 3) the action or manner of governing a state, organization, or people. DERIVATIVES governmental adjective …   English terms dictionary

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