is "the organization, that is the governing authority of a political unit"and the apparatus through which a governing body functions and exercises authority.
"Government, with the authority to make laws, to adjudicate disputes, and to issue administrative decisions, and with a monopoly of authorized force where it fails to persuade, is an indispensable means, proximately
, to the peace of communal life."
"A compulsory territorial monopolist of protection and jurisdiction equipped with the power to tax without unanimous consent."
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