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governance

 
Noun governance has 2 senses
  1. administration, governance, governing body, establishment, brass, organization, organisation - the persons (or committees or departments etc.) who make up a body for the purpose of administering something; "he claims that the present administration is corrupt"; "the governance of an association is responsible to its members"; "he quickly became recognized as a member of the establishment"
    --1 is a kind of body
    --1 is a part of government, authorities, regime
    --1 has parts: hierarchy, power structure, pecking order
    --1 has members: advisory board, planning board
    --1 has particulars:
     Curia; top brass; executive; judiciary, bench; county council; government officials, officialdom; management
  2. government, governing, governance, government activity - the act of governing; exercising authority; "regulations for the governing of state prisons"; "he had considerable experience of government"
    --2 is a kind of social control
    --2 has particulars:
     misgovernment, misrule; legislation, legislating, lawmaking; trust busting
    Derived form: verb govern3
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