Confused about the terms 'state' and 'government'

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Sep 18, 2021 01:34 AM 0 Answers
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Google says:

Government: "the governing body of a nation, state, or community."

State: "a nation or territory considered as an organized political community under one government."

Both definitions involve the other word, so is kind of a circular definition. I even see that in some contexts is used a combination (state goverment), like in this question.

I would like others to explain me the terms 'state' and 'government'. It doesn't need to be a completley rigurous definition, with a basic characterization is ok

Note: Linking to books or articles covering this topics is also a valid answer.

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