NOTE: refers to the people who administrate, not the system of rules (Sense 2)
The new liberal government is likely to advocate raising taxes.
The government has not yet decided whether to recognize that nation.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1
Commentary: GOVERNMENT[+system][+rule][+political][+enforceable] The system of rules by which a community is governed, not the people who administrate (Sense 1)
A stable economic situation is necessary for the existence of democratic governments.
It was a tyrannical government in which the citizens had no property rights and no voting rights.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3
Commentary: GOVERNMENT[+event][+activity][+regulatory][+political] The act of exercising authority, administrating
NOTE: X's government of Y -> X governs Y (nominalization
That nation's government of its outlying territories is becoming more difficult over time.
He will assume the government of the infirmary for at least six months.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2
Commentary: GOVERNMENT[+entity][+symbolic][+domain][+knowledge][+political_rule] The study of government and other political units
The curriculum includes courses in economics, government and history.
He is a professor of government at the university.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4
NOTE: often occurs in the plural
John bought municipals and governments as part of his financial portfolio.
WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 1e
Noam Chomsky has advocated a theory of government and binding between linguistic constituents.
WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 2
Commentary: Choose this sense, if you think both Sense 1 and Sense 2 could apply.
Government forces may intervene in this situation. (Could be people, agents, and/or rules regulations)
This government agency is under investigation. (could be the people, and/or the rules and policies of it.)
WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2