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gov·er·nance

 (gŭv′ər-nəns)
n.
The action, manner, or power of governing: principles of good governance.

governance

(ˈɡʌvənəns)
n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) government, control, or authority
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the action, manner, or system of governing

gov•ern•ance

(ˈgʌv ər nəns)

n.
1. government; exercise of authority; control.
2. a method or system of government or management.
[1325–75; Middle English < Old French < Medieval Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.governance - the persons (or committees or departments etc.) who make up a body for the purpose of administering somethinggovernance - 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"
body - 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"
authorities, government, regime - the organization that is the governing authority of a political unit; "the government reduced taxes"; "the matter was referred to higher authorities"
Curia - (Roman Catholic Church) the central administration governing the Roman Catholic Church
top brass - the most important persons in a governing body
executive - persons who administer the law
judiciary, bench - persons who administer justice
county council - the elected governing body of a county
government officials, officialdom - people elected or appointed to administer a government
pecking order, power structure, hierarchy - the organization of people at different ranks in an administrative body
management - those in charge of running a business
advisory board, planning board - a board appointed to advise the chief administrator
2.governance - the act of governing; exercising authority; "regulations for the governing of state prisons"; "he had considerable experience of government"
land reform - a redistribution of agricultural land (especially by government action)
squandermania - prodigious squandering (usually by a government)
price-fixing - control (by agreement among producers or by government) of the price of a commodity in interstate commerce
social control - control exerted (actively or passively) by group action
misgovernment, misrule - government that is inefficient or dishonest
lawmaking, legislating, legislation - the act of making or enacting laws
trust busting - (law) government activities seeking to dissolve corporate trusts and monopolies (especially under the United States antitrust laws)
devolvement, devolution - the delegation of authority (especially from a central to a regional government)
destabilisation, destabilization - the action of destabilizing; making something less stable (especially of a government or country or economy)
protest march - occasion when you can express opposition by marching (usually on some government institution) without a license
government - (government) the system or form by which a community or other political unit is governed; "tyrannical government"
political science, politics, government - the study of government of states and other political units
paternalism - the attitude (of a person or a government) that subordinates should be controlled in a fatherly way for their own good
manifesto, pronunciamento - a public declaration of intentions (as issued by a political party or government)
authorities, government, regime - the organization that is the governing authority of a political unit; "the government reduced taxes"; "the matter was referred to higher authorities"
event planner - someone who plans social events as a profession (usually for government or corporate officials)
bounty, premium - payment or reward (especially from a government) for acts such as catching criminals or killing predatory animals or enlisting in the military
zero coupon bond, zero-coupon bond - 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
office, power - (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"
anarchy, lawlessness - a state of lawlessness and disorder (usually resulting from a failure of government)
federal - 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"
unitary - 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

noun rule, government, authority, administration, sovereignty, dominion, polity A fundamental change in the governance of the country is the key to all other changes.

governance

noun
1. The continuous exercise of authority over a political unit:
2. A system by which a political unit is controlled:
Translations

governance

[ˈgʌvənəns] N (frm) → forma f de gobierno

governance

[ˈgʌvərnəns] n (formal)
[country] → gouvernement m
[company, organization] → gestion f

governance

n (action) → Regierungsgewalt f; (manner) → Regierungsform f; (fig: = control) → Gewalt f, → Kontrolle f(of über)
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I do not wish to discuss Heliogabalus, Macrinus, or Julian, who, being thoroughly contemptible, were quickly wiped out; but I will bring this discourse to a conclusion by saying that princes in our times have this difficulty of giving inordinate satisfaction to their soldiers in a far less degree, because, notwithstanding one has to give them some indulgence, that is soon done; none of these princes have armies that are veterans in the governance and administration of provinces, as were the armies of the Roman Empire; and whereas it was then more necessary to give satisfaction to the soldiers than to the people, it is now more necessary to all princes, except the Turk and the Soldan, to satisfy the people rather the soldiers, because the people are the more powerful.
It had been gradually yielding to the better hopes which her looks, or words, or actions occasionally encouraged; it had been vanquished at last by those sentiments and those tones which had reached him while she talked with Captain Harville; and under the irresistible governance of which he had seized a sheet of paper, and poured out his feelings.
Also, he exposited the theory, as ancient as priests and rulers, that priests and rulers must work together in the orderly governance of the people.
Thirty people from political life took part in a three-day round table conference on good governance.
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Packed with friends and family and devoid of both experience and objectivity, most dot-com boards don't make the corporate governance grade.
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TODAY, WITH GOOD GOVERNANCE PRACTICES CATCHING ON FAST AS THE LATEST CORPORATE FAD, NOT ONLY ARE THE BEST BOARDS GETTING BETTER, BUT THE BOARDS AT THE BOTTOM HAVE CLIMBED A NOTCH AS WELL.
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