Confused about the terms 'state' and 'government'
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
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