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government-in-exile

[ guhv-ern-muhnt-in-eg-zahyl, -ek-sahyl, -er-muhnt- ]
/ ˈgʌv ərn mənt ɪnˈɛg zaɪl, -ˈɛk saɪl, -ər mənt- /
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noun

a government temporarily moved to or formed in a foreign land by exiles who hope to establish that government in their native country after its liberation.

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