Definition of governance in English:

governance

Line breaks: gov¦ern|ance
Pronunciation: /ˈgʌv(ə)nəns
 
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noun

[mass noun]
  • 1The action or manner of governing a state, organization, etc.: a more responsive system of governance will be required
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    • The quality of political leadership and the system of governance is key to development.
    • What if there were two global systems of governance, and they weren't based on control of the landscape?
    • All primary care practitioners will have to develop systems for clinical governance.
  • 1.1 archaic Rule; control: what, shall King Henry be a pupil still, under the surly Gloucester’s governance?
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    • I don't think he's a very nice guy, I would not like to live under his governance.
    • The Christians under his governance obeyed these decrees, edicts, and commands.

Origin

Middle English: from Old French, from governer (see govern).

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