A government generally acknowledged as being in control of a nation and deserving formal recognition, which is symbolized by the exchange of diplomats between that government and the governments of other countries.
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A few years back, designer John Galliano was fined by the government for sharing just such anti-semitic sentiments in public.Politicians Only Love Journalists When They're Dead|Luke O’Neil|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Not actual CIA agents, but U.S. government personnel who have worked very closely with the CIA, and who are fans of the show.‘Archer’ Creator Adam Reed Spills Season 6 Secrets, From Surreal Plotlines to Life Post-ISIS|Marlow Stern|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
I think the response of the French government so far has been pretty appropriate in that regard.
The United States government might not release that information for years, if ever.
But most likely it was linked to the way priests identify with the poor in the face of government and criminal abuses.
Dockier, a prominent leader of the Levelers, in the times of the English commonwealth, was shot by order of the government.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
The patriarchal decree of the government was a good deal of a joke on the plains, anyway—except when you were caught defying it!Raw Gold|Bertrand W. Sinclair
History gives them scant notice, and the Federal government has failed to reward them as they deserve.The Courier of the Ozarks|Byron A. Dunn
A royal decree (December 31, 1622) orders the Dominicans in the Philippines not to meddle in affairs of government.
For the first time in his experience the Corsican had to meet the forces of a nation and not of a government.Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison