Meaning of government-in-exile

gov•ern•ment-in-ex•ile

Pronunciation: (guv'urn-munt in eg'zīl, -ek'sīl, -ur-munt-), [key]
— n.
  1. a government temporarily moved to or formed in a foreign land by exiles who hope to establish that government in their native country after its liberation.
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