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Definition 1: the act of governing; exercising authority - [noun denoting act]

Samples where governance or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • regulations for the governing of state prisons
  • he had considerable experience of government

Synonyms for governance in the sense of this definition

(governance is a kind of ...) control exerted (actively or passively) by group action

(... is a kind of governance ) government that is inefficient or dishonest

(... is a kind of governance ) the act of making or enacting laws

(... is a kind of governance ) (law) government activities seeking to dissolve corporate trusts and monopolies (especially under the United States antitrust laws)

(governance is the domain which ... is member of) a redistribution of agricultural land (especially by government action)

(governance is the domain which ... is member of) payment or reward (especially from a government) for acts such as catching criminals or killing predatory animals or enlisting in the military

(governance is the domain which ... is member of) a bond that is issued at a deep discount from its value at maturity and pays no interest during the life of the bond; the commonest form of zero-coupon security

(governance is the domain which ... is member of) (of a government or government official) holding an office means being in power

"being in office already gives a candidate a great advantage" "during his first year in office" "during his first year in power" "the power of the president"

(governance is the domain which ... is member of) a state of lawlessness and disorder (usually resulting from a failure of government)

(governance is the domain which ... is member of) favoring or promoting reform (often by government action)

(governance is the domain which ... is member of) steadfast in devotion (especially to your lawful monarch or government)

"it is impossible to be allegiant to two opposing forces"

(governance is the domain which ... is member of) characterized by or constituting a form of government in which power is divided between one central and several regional authorities

"a federal system like that of the United States" "federal governments often evolved out of confederations"

(governance is the domain which ... is member of) characterized by or constituting a form of government in which power is held by one central authority

"a unitary as opposed to a federal form of government"

(governance is the domain which ... is member of) someone who plans social events as a profession (usually for government or corporate officials)

(governance is the domain which ... is member of) the organization that is the governing authority of a political unit

"the government reduced taxes" "the matter was referred to higher authorities"

(governance is the domain which ... is member of) a public declaration of intentions (as issued by a political party or government)

(governance is the domain which ... is member of) prodigious squandering (usually by a government)

(governance is the domain which ... is member of) control (by agreement among producers or by government) of the price of a commodity in interstate commerce

(governance is the domain which ... is member of) the delegation of authority (especially from a central to a regional government)

(governance is the domain which ... is member of) the action of destabilizing; making something less stable (especially of a government or country or economy)

(governance is the domain which ... is member of) occasion when you can express opposition by marching (usually on some government institution) without a license

(governance is the domain which ... is member of) (government) the system or form by which a community or other political unit is governed

"tyrannical government"

(governance is the domain which ... is member of) the study of government of states and other political units

(governance is the domain which ... is member of) the attitude (of a person or a government) that subordinates should be controlled in a fatherly way for their own good

(governance is the domain which ... is member of) advocating minimal reforms (as in government or politics)

Definition 2: the persons (or committees or departments etc.) who make up a body for the purpose of administering something - [noun denoting group]

Samples where governance or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for governance in the sense of this definition

(governance is a kind of ...) a group of persons associated by some common tie or occupation and regarded as an entity

"the whole body filed out of the auditorium" "the student body" "administrative body"

(... is a kind of governance ) those in charge of running a business

(... is a kind of governance ) people elected or appointed to administer a government

(... is a kind of governance ) the elected governing body of a county

(... is a kind of governance ) persons who administer justice

(... is a kind of governance ) persons who administer the law

(... is a kind of governance ) the most important persons in a governing body

(... is a kind of governance ) (Roman Catholic Church) the central administration governing the Roman Catholic Church

(governance is a part of ...) the organization of people at different ranks in an administrative body

(... is part of governance) the organization that is the governing authority of a political unit

"the government reduced taxes" "the matter was referred to higher authorities"

(governance is a member of ...) a board appointed to advise the chief administrator

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