(redirected from Government bodies)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Encyclopedia.
Related to Government bodies: government department

Government Bond

Any bond issued by an agency of the United States government. Government bonds are backed by the full faith and credit of the government and are considered risk-free. Most are negotiable, with prominent examples being Treasury securities or Ginnie Mae bonds. U.S. savings bonds, however, are not negotiable.
Farlex Financial Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All Rights Reserved


the primary decision-making body in a nation state responsible for national defence, maintaining law and order, etc. Government's economic role in the state depends upon the socio-political system the country has adopted, the two extremes being a CENTRALLY PLANNED ECONOMY and a PRIVATE ENTERPRISE ECONOMY. In the former case, governments play an all-embracing role, often owning most economic resources and determining what products to produce. In the latter case, where resources are held privately and markets are the main mechanism for allocating resources, governments play a more restricted role, merely influencing the general level of economic activity through DEMAND MANAGEMENT policies and redistribution of income and wealth. See MIXED ECONOMY, GOVERNMENT ( PUBLIC) EXPENDITURE.
Collins Dictionary of Economics, 4th ed. © C. Pass, B. Lowes, L. Davies 2005
References in periodicals archive ?
Yousef Al- Ali highlighted the importance to the economy of the SME sector and said that the agreements would regulate businesses and business owners effectively and strengthen the connection between government bodies and the National Fund.
Meanwhile, an urgent proposal to give full time contracts to 139 Bahrainis currently employed in ministries and government bodies under temporary Tamkeen contracts, which are set to expire soon, was also passed.
The government had decided in late March to extend the terms of 234 local government bodies till May 15 this year due to the prevailing political situation in the country following the Presidential Election in January.
For his part, the UNDP official said that the state-building project is based on two components, the first is the Federalism and Decentralization, while the second is building the human and institutional capacities and restructuring the government bodies at the levels of region, governorate and districts.
A holiday to mark Isra Wal Miraj has been announced for Sunday May 25 for UAE ministries and federal government bodies.
The adopted law establishes the legal framework of access of individuals and legal entities to information about the activities of government bodies and governance, provides a guarantee to receive this information.
Officials said several government bodies including the Delhi government, income- tax department and various oil companies are waiting for these flats.
The meetings will draw on 39 government bodies, including the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Science and Technology, and the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology among others.
The standard specification, the first of its kind to be unleashed across the world here in the UAE, is also aimed at unifying the quality of procedures taken by the government bodies.
The decree was issued last year during the National Assembly's annual recess and would bring the packages of employees in ministries and other government bodies in line.
PRIVATE LAW YERS CAN REPRESENT government bodies in California on a contingency basis in civ il cases, the California Supreme Court ruled July 26 in County of Santa Clara v.
Investigations are carried out in a fair and proportionate way, including those into the conduct of government bodies such as Kirklees Council.

Full browser ?