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government department

Definitions of government department
  1. noun
    a department of government
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    ministry
    a government department under the direction of a minister
    treasury
    the government department responsible for collecting and managing and spending public revenues
    department of local government, local department
    a permanent department created to perform the work of a local government
    Special Branch
    a government police department dealing with political security
    State Department
    a department of government in one of the 50 states
    department of the federal government, federal department, federal office
    a department of the federal government of the United States
    admiralty
    the department in charge of the navy (as in Great Britain)
    Foreign Office
    the government department in charge of foreign relations
    Home Office
    the government department in charge of domestic affairs
    corrections, department of corrections
    the department of local government that is responsible for managing the treatment of convicted offenders
    fire department
    the department of local government responsible for preventing and extinguishing fires
    police department
    the department of local government concerned with enforcing the law and preventing crime
    sanitation department
    the department of local government responsible for collecting and disposing of garbage
    executive department
    a federal department in the executive branch of the government of the United States
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    department, section
    a specialized division of a large organization
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