governance

[ guhv-er-nuh ns ]
/ ˈgʌv ər nəns /

noun

government; exercise of authority; control.
a method or system of government or management.

Origin of governance

1325–75; Middle English governaunce < Old French < Medieval Latin gubernantia; see govern, -ance

Related forms

non·gov·ern·ance, noun
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governance

/ (ˈɡʌvənəns) /

noun

government, control, or authority
the action, manner, or system of governing
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