governance

noun gov·er·nance \ ˈgə-vər-nən(t)s \

Definition of governance

:government
  • the challenges of national 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

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Origin and Etymology of governance

see govern


GOVERNANCE Defined for English Language Learners

governance

noun

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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