|1.||[ noun ] the persons (or committees or departments etc.) who make up a governing body and who administer something|
|Synonyms:||organization establishment administration brass governing_body organisation|
"he claims that the present administration is corrupt" "the governance of an association is responsible to its members"
|Related terms:||body management judiciary executive government_officials top_brass county_council curia hierarchy advisory_board government hierarchy form organize administer organize mastermind|
|2.||[ noun ] (government) the act of governing; exercising authority|
|Synonyms:||government government_activity governing|
"regulations for the governing of state prisons" "he had considerable experience of government"
|Related terms:||social_control legislation trust_busting misgovernment government office government politics land_reform progressive anarchy paternalism price-fixing event_planner bounty destabilisation protest_march manifesto allegiant devolution minimalist zero_coupon_bond unitary squandermania federal govern|