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governance

[ guhv-er-nuhns ]
/ ˈgʌv ər nəns /
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noun
government; exercise of authority; control.
a method or system of government or management.
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Origin of governance

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

OTHER WORDS FROM governance

non·gov·ern·ance, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for governance

governance
/ (ˈɡʌvənəns) /

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