|#1||See: the government (below).||sPH6-G61|
|#2||The ruler or leadership body of the state as defined by the governance system. In modern times, government consists of three distinct branches: a legislature, a judiciary and an executive (or administration), each of which can be complex structures.
|#3||The body responsible for selecting and using social policy principles within society.||sPH"6-G22|
|#4||See also: governance system (for an organization).||PH"4-L6|
|#5||See also: self-control (for a person).|
|#1||The executive and regulative guardian of society, responsible to the citizenry for discerning and fulfilling its will.
Last updated: 15-Jan-2014