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- n. Obsolete form of governance.
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Orlions, with alle the Frensshmen sittynge on horsbak seynge the governaunce, trussed them and wente away.
Stapilton bisshop of Excestre to have the governaunce of the citee of
And the same xxij day of Septembre the toun of Harfleu was yolden up to the kyng, and alle the keyes of the toun brought to hym: and the kyng abode tyl the laste day of Septembre, til that he hadde mad governaunce withinne the town: and he made his Em  the lorde
(£3600.) "Item, the samyne tyme, under the governaunce of the saidis Capitanis
Nowe, hitherto the chiefe care of governaunce hath bin to the land, being the meaneste; and to the bodie, being the better, very small; but to the mynde, being the best, none at all, which methinkes is playnely to sett the carte before the horse” (p. 343).
Also in this yere the kynges parlement was holden at Westm ', which parlement began the Moneday nest before the feste of seynt Martyn, that is to seye the ix day of Novembre, in whiche parlement was ordeyned the governaunce of the kyng, how and in what manere he schulde be governed in his tender age. [