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[guhv-er-nuh ns] /ˈgʌv ər nəns/
noun
1.
government; exercise of authority; control.
2.
a method or system of government or management.
Origin
1325-1375
1325-75; Middle English governaunce < Old French < Medieval Latin gubernantia; see govern, -ance
Related forms
nongovernance, noun
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Examples for governance
  • It's a story about governance and how local government can go really wrong.
  • 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 benefits.
  • Currently our system of ocean governance is piecemeal.
  • Students of corporate governance view them less benignly.
  • He expects the back and forth between shopkeepers and customers to evolve into a marketplace and some basic form of governance.
  • The leaders' next meeting is to focus on such governance issues.
  • But current governance does not allow us to use management tools and policy instruments in a systematic, holistic way.
  • It has built an enviable reputation for good governance and political stability.
  • The answer is good governance and a widely held belief that being second best isn't good enough.
British Dictionary definitions for governance

governance

/ˈɡʌvənəns/
noun
1.
government, control, or authority
2.
the action, manner, or system of governing
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governance in Technology
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