Regierung

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

15th century, equivalent to regieren (to reign) +‎ -ung.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /reˈɡiːrʊŋ/, [ʁeˈɡiː.ʁʊŋ], [ʁə-]
  • Hyphenation: Re‧gie‧rung
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

Regierung f (genitive Regierung, plural Regierungen)

  1. (politics) government (UK), administration (US)
  2. (politics) the act of governing
    Synonym: Regieren n

Usage notes[edit]

  • The German word refers to the persons and bodies in charge of political decision-making, which – in democratic systems, but to a lesser degree also in other systems – are subject to regular change and transition. For government in the sense of “the entirety of a jurisdiction’s political and administrative apparatus”, use Staat.

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