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Groups of government officials

apparatus

noun

the people and organizations involved in some aspect of government

assembly

noun

a part of a government consisting of people who have been elected to make laws

assembly

noun

a group of people who have been elected in order to discuss issues and make decisions affecting a particular region

bureaucracy

noun

the people employed to run government organizations

cabinet

noun

a group of members of a government who are chosen by the leader of the government to give advice and be responsible for its policies. In the British political system, members of the cabinet are called cabinet ministers and each minister is usually the head of one of the main government departments, such as Health or Defence

Capitol Hill

the US Congress

caucus

noun

a group of politicians within a political party who have special interests or responsibilities

city council

noun

the elected officials who govern a city: can be followed by a singular or plural verb

city hall

noun

the council members and officials who manage a city

congress

noun

a group of people who are chosen or elected to make laws in some countries

Congress

the group of people in the US who are elected to make laws. It consists of the House of Representatives and the Senate

council

noun

the elected officials who govern a local area such as a city or county: can be followed by a singular or plural verb

county council

noun

in the UK and some US counties, a group of people who are elected to govern a county

district council

noun

a group of people elected to manage and make decisions about public services in a particular area of the UK

front bench

noun

government ministers or senior opposition politicians

government

noun

the people who control a country, region, or town and make decisions about its laws and taxes: followed by a singular or plural verb

government

noun

the members of the main political party in a parliament, or the members of the cabinet (=the group of politicians with the most important jobs) in a system with a parliament

the Hill

noun

the US Congress

junta

noun

a group of military officers that governs a country, usually without having been elected

legislature

noun

a group of people who are elected to create laws in a particular area, especially a US state

panchayat

noun

a village council

parish council

noun

the local government in some small areas in England

parliament

noun

an official elected group of people in some countries who meet to make the laws of the country and discuss national issues

rearguard

noun

the members of a political organization who do not want the organization to change

royal commission

noun

a committee organized by the government of the UK whose job is to consider a particular issue

secretariat

noun

a group of senior people within a government or organization

select committee

noun

a small group of politicians who are chosen to find out about a particular subject and then make a report

soviet

noun

one of the elected government councils that ruled the USSR when it existed in the past

town council

noun

a group of people who are responsible for making decisions about public services in a town

town council

noun

a group of people chosen or elected to govern a town

town hall

noun

the government officials and other people who work at a town hall

Ways and Means Committee

noun

a committee of members of the US House of Representatives that considers laws about money spent by the government. Its full name is the ‘House Committee on Ways and Means’.

Whitehall

all the government officials in the UK who work in these departments

the Electoral College

the people chosen by voters in individual states to elect the president and vice president of the United States

Open Dictionary

endies

Employed but with No Disposable Income or Savings: people who are in work but only earn just enough to live on

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