Definition of governance
: government the challenges of national governance
Examples of governance in a Sentence
They have very different approaches to the governance of the city.
after World War II, the four Allied nations shared the governance of the territory of postwar Germany under the Allied Control Council
Recent Examples of governance from the Web
What passes for policy debate is the stuff of municipal governance, from traffic snarls to flood drainage.
Since the drafting of democratic Spain's constitution in 1978, the region has enjoyed a degree of autonomy, continuing a centuries-old tradition of self-governance.
Koichi Okamoto, a professor of sociology at Toyo Eiwa University and governance expert who has researched Toshiba’s problems, faults the company’s senior leaders.
Four months into Donald Trump’s presidency, the sky has not fallen on the U.S.-led post-war system of global governance.
If Germany wants to cooperate with France on security, France is likely to look to Germany to make concessions on economic governance and spending.
Other measures that would highlight the income gap between CEOs and typical workers are on the way, but governance watchdogs worry that Congress will kill or dilute their strength.
Smith chairs the council’s governance and accountability committee, which made the recommendation in April.
The gains that 3/5 achieved in security, governance and development are holding as of this writing, in late June 2011.
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Origin and Etymology of governance
First Known Use: 15th century
GOVERNANCE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of governance for English Language Learners
: the way that a city, company, etc., is controlled by the people who run it
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