Origin of governance
Examples from the Web for governance
The attendees, who included John Adams and George Washington, set about forming a plan of governance for the new nation.The Bars That Made America Great
December 28, 2014
While not all 86 million maintain positions of governance or public service, the Party's machinery runs on watchmaker precision.China’s Internet Is Freer Than You Think
December 27, 2014
The skit also implies that executive orders are a new aspect of governance.SNL Parodies Schoolhouse Rock Hilariously, Gets A Lot Wrong
Jack Holmes, The Daily Beast Video
November 24, 2014
The former believed in the role of the state as a provider, while the latter favored an iron fist approach to governance.How WWI Produced the Holocaust
November 21, 2014
He pledged that governance is going to be a key focus of the Republican Senate.Which Ted Cruz is Going to Washington?
November 5, 2014
Lysken, it should be a right strange world, where thou hadst the governance!Clare Avery
Emily Sarah Holt
This was soon made apparent during the first year of her governance.Belgium
Side by side with that, as we now see, we must change the governance of nations.The Village Wife's Lament
Again and again complaints were raised of 'want of governance.'A Student's History of England, v. 1 (of 3)
Samuel R. Gardiner.
In the face of such facts, the estates continued to be withheld from her governance.Vittoria, Complete
- government, control, or authority
- the action, manner, or system of governing
Word Origin and History for governance
late 14c., "act or manner of governing," from Old French gouvernance "government, rule, administration; (rule of) conduct," from governer (see govern). Fowler writes that the word "has now the dignity of incipient archaism," but it might continue useful in its original sense as government comes primarily to mean "the governing power in a state."