1. [ adjective ] responsible for making and enforcing rules and laws

"governing bodies"

Related terms: dominant
2. [ noun ] (government) the act of governing; exercising authority
Synonyms: government government_activity governance

"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
Similar spelling:   govern