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 Dictionary entry overview: What does governing body mean? 

  The noun GOVERNING BODY has 1 sense:

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

  Familiarity information: GOVERNING BODY used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1governing body [BACK TO TOP]


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


governance; governing body; administration; organisation; brass; establishment; 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 ("governing body" is a kind of...):

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

Meronyms (parts of "governing body"):

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

Meronyms (members of "governing body"):

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

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

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

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

executive (persons who administer the law)

bench; judiciary (persons who administer justice)

county council (the elected governing body of a county)

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

management (those in charge of running a business)

Holonyms ("governing body" is a part of...):

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

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