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central government

noun

the area in a governing system concerned with areas that affect the entire nation, such as defense, international relations, taxation, and trade

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  • There was a supreme court, but it had no power to hold the balance between the states and the central government.

  • The central government took no heed of their recommendations.

    The Philippine Islands John Foreman
  • If the States depend on the central government, they have no vitality and become in time mere administrative departments.

    The New Germany George Young
  • The solicitude of the central government was not limited to industry.

    Belgium Emile Cammaerts
  • The Wei dynasty did not succeed, however, in closely subordinating the various army commanders to the central government.

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