Pronunciation: (sOO'pur-guv"urn-munt, -guv"ur-), [key]
1. a centralized organization formed by a group of governments to enforce justice or maintain peace.
2. an internationally organized body designed to regulate the relations of its member states.
3. any government having overwhelming and far-reaching powers.
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