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governing body

Syllabification: gov·ern·ing bod·y

Definition of governing body in English:

noun

A group of people who formulate the policy and direct the affairs of an institution in partnership with the managers, especially on a voluntary or part-time basis: the school’s governing body
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  • Against the wishes of both the global and the national governing bodies, the World Cup match was cancelled.
  • Councillors were told headteachers and governing bodies were in direct charge over how budgets are spent.
  • He is to consider his position as England captain at the end of the World Cup after losing faith in cricket's governing bodies.

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