Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The action, manner, or power of governing.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Government; exercise of authority; direction; control; management.
  • noun Behavior; manners.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Exercise of authority; control; government; arrangement.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The process, or the power, of governing; government or administration.
  • noun The specific system by which a political system is ruled.
  • noun The group of people who make up an administrative body.
  • noun The state of being governed.
  • noun management Accountability for consistent, cohesive policies, processes and decision rights.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the act of governing; exercising authority
  • noun the persons (or committees or departments etc.) who make up a body for the purpose of administering something

Etymologies

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From Old French gouvernance.

Examples

  • In this context I would like to mention such important issues as: the responsibility of the members and structures of our movement and the broad democratic movement to defend the democratic state and its institutions; respect for the institutions of the democratic state by members and supporters of our movement; respect for the institutions of the democratic state and public property owned by the people as a whole, during the exercise of the entrenched democratic right to engage in public demonstrations; the use of force during public demonstrations and mass protests resulting in such unacceptable actions as violent assaults against the people, intimidation in various forms, looting and destruction of property; the deepening of popular participation in governance through such interventions as the Ward Committee system and the Izimbizo process; the constituency work of our public representatives at national, provincial and local levels, and its relevance to the process of democratisation; the place of civic street committees and similar structures, as well as non-governmental and community based organisations in the process of deepening our democracy; the concerns raised by the media about restrictions to the freedom of the press, as well as issues that relate to the responsibility and public accountability of the media; and, the full integration of the institution of traditional government within our democratic system of governance�.

    ANC-GAUTENG PROVINCE CONDEMNS THE MURDER OF FREE STATE COUNCILOR

  • I felt that her abandoning Alaska governance is a gain for the Alaskans especially to the Inuit people.

    Aide: Obama believes tax on costly policies 'has some merit'

  • Our security standards -- what we call governance management -- is one of the core disciplines we are focused on.

    Banking On Technology

  • Our security standards -- what we call governance management -- is one of the core disciplines we are focused on.

    Banking On Technology

  • Our security standards -- what we call governance management -- is one of the core disciplines we are focused on.

    Banking On Technology

  • Our security standards -- what we call governance management -- is one of the core disciplines we are focused on.

    Banking On Technology

  • The work of 'governance' is being distributed through the eighth nation in real-time and is yet another example of how harnessing the constant flow of cyberlife and redirecting it in ways that target relevance can leave an indelible mark on democracy.

    Mehret Mandefro: The Revolution of Relevance

  • The work of 'governance' is being distributed through the eighth nation in real-time and is yet another example of how harnessing the constant flow of cyberlife and redirecting it in ways that target relevance can leave an indelible mark on democracy.

    Mehret Mandefro: The Revolution of Relevance

  • The work of 'governance' is being distributed through the eighth nation in real-time and is yet another example of how harnessing the constant flow of cyberlife and redirecting it in ways that target relevance can leave an indelible mark on democracy.

    Mehret Mandefro: The Revolution of Relevance

  • The work of 'governance' is being distributed through the eighth nation in real-time and is yet another example of how harnessing the constant flow of cyberlife and redirecting it in ways that target relevance can leave an indelible mark on democracy.

    Mehret Mandefro: The Revolution of Relevance

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  • a synonym of tyranny.

    April 27, 2008