form of government

Definitions of form of government
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n the members of a social organization who are in power

Synonyms:
political system
Examples:
Roman Republic
the ancient Roman state from 509 BC until Augustus assumed power in 27 BC; was governed by an elected Senate but dissatisfaction with the Senate led to civil wars that culminated in a brief dictatorship by Julius Caesar
Types:
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autarchy, autocracy
a political system governed by a single individual
constitutionalism
a constitutional system of government (usually with a written constitution)
commonwealth, democracy, republic
a political system in which the supreme power lies in a body of citizens who can elect people to represent them
diarchy, dyarchy
a form of government having two joint rulers
gerontocracy
a political system governed by old men
gynarchy, gynecocracy
a political system governed by a woman
hegemony
the dominance or leadership of one social group or nation over others
mobocracy, ochlocracy
a political system in which a mob is the source of control; government by the masses
oligarchy
a political system governed by a few people
plutocracy
a political system governed by the wealthy people
republic
a form of government whose head of state is not a monarch
technocracy
a form of government in which scientists and technical experts are in control
theocracy
a political unit governed by a deity (or by officials thought to be divinely guided)
Weimar Republic
the German republic founded at Weimar in 1919
church-state
a state ruled by religious authority
hierocracy
a ruling body composed of clergy
parliamentary democracy
a democracy having a parliament
monarchy
an autocracy governed by a monarch who usually inherits the authority
Caesarism, Stalinism, absolutism, authoritarianism, despotism, dictatorship, monocracy, one-man rule, shogunate, totalitarianism, tyranny
a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.)
Type of:
social group
people sharing some social relation

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