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GOVERNANCE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does governance mean? 

GOVERNANCE (noun)
  The noun GOVERNANCE has 2 senses:

1. the persons (or committees or departments etc.) who make up a body for the purpose of administering something
2. the act of governing; exercising authority

  Familiarity information: GOVERNANCE used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


GOVERNANCE (noun)


Sense 1governance [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The persons (or committees or departments etc.) who make up a body for the purpose of administering something

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Synonyms:

governing body; governance; administration; organisation; establishment; brass; organization

Context examples:

he claims that the present administration is corrupt / the governance of an association is responsible to its members / he quickly became recognized as a member of the establishment

Hypernyms ("governance" is a kind of...):

body (a group of persons associated by some common tie or occupation and regarded as an entity)

Meronyms (parts of "governance"):

hierarchy; pecking order; power structure (the organization of people at different ranks in an administrative body)

Meronyms (members of "governance"):

advisory board; planning board (a board appointed to advise the chief administrator)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "governance"):

government officials; officialdom (people elected or appointed to administer a government)

county council (the elected governing body of a county)

bench; judiciary (persons who administer justice)

executive (persons who administer the law)

top brass (the most important persons in a governing body)

Curia ((Roman Catholic Church) the central administration governing the Roman Catholic Church)

management (those in charge of running a business)

Holonyms ("governance" is a part of...):

authorities; government; regime (the organization that is the governing authority of a political unit)


Sense 2governance [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of governing; exercising authority

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

governing; government activity; governance; government

Context examples:

regulations for the governing of state prisons / he had considerable experience of government

Hypernyms ("governance" is a kind of...):

social control (control exerted (actively or passively) by group action)

Domain member category:

land reform (a redistribution of agricultural land (especially by government action))

bounty; premium (payment or reward (especially from a government) for acts such as catching criminals or killing predatory animals or enlisting in the military)

zero coupon bond; zero-coupon bond (a bond that is issued at a deep discount from its value at maturity and pays no interest during the life of the bond; the commonest form of zero-coupon security)

office; power ((of a government or government official) holding an office means being in power)

anarchy; lawlessness (a state of lawlessness and disorder (usually resulting from a failure of government))

progressive; reform-minded; reformist (favoring or promoting reform (often by government action))

allegiant (steadfast in devotion (especially to your lawful monarch or government))

federal (characterized by or constituting a form of government in which power is divided between one central and several regional authorities)

unitary (characterized by or constituting a form of government in which power is held by one central authority)

minimalist (advocating minimal reforms (as in government or politics))

event planner (someone who plans social events as a profession (usually for government or corporate officials))

authorities; government; regime (the organization that is the governing authority of a political unit)

squandermania (prodigious squandering (usually by a government))

price-fixing (control (by agreement among producers or by government) of the price of a commodity in interstate commerce)

devolution; devolvement (the delegation of authority (especially from a central to a regional government))

destabilisation; destabilization (the action of destabilizing; making something less stable (especially of a government or country or economy))

protest march (occasion when you can express opposition by marching (usually on some government institution) without a license)

government ((government) the system or form by which a community or other political unit is governed)

government; political science; politics (the study of government of states and other political units)

paternalism (the attitude (of a person or a government) that subordinates should be controlled in a fatherly way for their own good)

manifesto; pronunciamento (a public declaration of intentions (as issued by a political party or government))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "governance"):

misgovernment; misrule (government that is inefficient or dishonest)

lawmaking; legislating; legislation (the act of making or enacting laws)

trust busting ((law) government activities seeking to dissolve corporate trusts and monopolies (especially under the United States antitrust laws))


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