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Noun: governance  gú-vu(r)-nun(t)s
  1. The persons (or committees or departments etc.) who make up a body for the purpose of administering something
    "the governance of an association is responsible to its members";
    - administration, governing body, establishment, brass, organization, organisation [Brit]
     
  2. The act of governing; exercising authority
    "he had considerable experience of governance";
    - government, governing, government activity, administration

Derived forms: governances

Type of: body, social control

Part of: authorities, government, regime

Encyclopedia: Governance, risk management, and compliance