pseudogovernment

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

pseudo- +‎ government

Noun[edit]

pseudogovernment (plural pseudogovernments)

  1. An apparent or false government.
    • 2009 October 9, Michael Slackman, “Elite Guard in Iran Tightens Its Grip With Telecom Move”, New York Times:
      The nearly $8 billion acquisition by a company affiliated with the elite force has amplified concerns in Iran over what some call the rise of a pseudogovernment, prompting members of Parliament to begin an investigation into the deal.