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governance

[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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governance

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