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English noun: governance

1. governance (group) the persons (or committees or departments etc.) who make up a body for the purpose of administering something


SamplesHe 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.


Synonymsadministration, brass, establishment, governing body, organisation, organization


Broader (hypernym)body


Narrower (hyponym)bench, county council, Curia, executive, government officials, judiciary, management, officialdom, top brass


Part holonymhierarchy, pecking order, power structure


Part meronymauthorities, government, regime


Member holonymadvisory board, planning board

2. governance (act) the act of governing; exercising authority


SamplesRegulations for the governing of state prisons.
He had considerable experience of government.


Synonymsadministration, governing, government, government activity


Broader (hypernym)social control


Narrower (hyponym)lawmaking, legislating, legislation, misgovernment, misrule, trust busting


Domain category membersallegiant, anarchy, authorities, bounty, destabilisation, destabilization, devolution, devolvement, event planner, federal, government, government, government, land reform, lawlessness, manifesto, minimalist, office, paternalism, political science, politics, power, premium, price-fixing, progressive, pronunciamento, protest march, reform-minded, reformist, regime, squandermania, unitary, zero coupon bond, zero-coupon bond









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