Anything governmental relates to a government, which is a political entity that runs a city, state, or country. If you work for the President, you have a governmental job.

The government is the body that runs (governs) a country. Add the –al ending, which means “related to,” and governmental describes anyone or anything related to a government. It’s like the words continental and environmental. The FBI, FDA, and IRS are governmental agencies. A governmental internship might involve working for a senator. The executive, legislative, and judicial branches could be called the three governmental branches in the U.S.

Definitions of governmental
  1. adjective
    relating to or dealing with the affairs or structure of government or politics or the state
    governmental policy”
    “public confidence and governmental morale”
    involving or characteristic of politics or parties or politicians
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