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

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

nongovernance, noun Unabridged
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governance (ˈɡʌvənəns)
1.  government, control, or authority
2.  the action, manner, or system of governing

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governance definition

information technology governance

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Example sentences
It's a story about governance and how local government can go really wrong.
The answer is good governance and a widely held belief that being second best isn't good enough.
He was wise in the ways of corporate governance and rich in the lessons of life.
Helping such anarchic places to improve their governance a bit has many
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