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.
While not all 86 million maintain positions of governance or public service, the Party's machinery runs on watchmaker precision.
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|DAILY BEAST
The former believed in the role of the state as a provider, while the latter favored an iron fist approach to governance.
He pledged that governance is going to be a key focus of the Republican Senate.
Certain municipalities have, however, obtained special acts for their governance.
He comes to see the things of Japan under the governance of our gracious Emperor.The Foundations of Japan|J.W. Robertson Scott
Where were any governance at all, if all this were to come about?By What Authority?|Robert Hugh Benson
Most of our recent political troubles are attributable to what Fortescue in the fifteenth century called "lack of governance."Freedom In Service|Fossey John Cobb Hearnshaw
She developed a theory on the governance of England, beautifully frank and simple.The New Machiavelli|Herbert George Wells
British Dictionary definitions for governance
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."