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governance

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noun gov·er·nance \ˈgə-vər-nən(t)s\

Simple Definition of governance

  • : the way that a city, company, etc., is controlled by the people who run it

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of governance

Examples of governance in a sentence

  1. They have very different approaches to the governance of the city.

  2. <after World War II, the four Allied nations shared the governance of the territory of postwar Germany under the Allied Control Council>



14th Century

First Known Use of governance

14th century



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