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governance

noun

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1 lawful control over the affairs of a political unit (as a nation)
  • 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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2 the act or activity of looking after and making decisions about something
  • while a financial advisor can be helpful, the governance of your family finances ultimately rests with you

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The first known use of governance was in the 15th century

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“Governance.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/governance. Accessed 13 Jun. 2021.

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