Governance



[guhv-er-nuh ns] /ˈgʌv ər nəns/

noun
1.
; exercise of authority; control.
2.
a method or system of or management.
/ˈɡʌvənəns/
noun
1.
government, control, or authority
2.
the action, manner, or system of governing
n.

late 14c., “act or manner of governing,” from Old French gouvernance “government, rule, administration; (rule of) conduct,” from governer (see govern). Fowler writes that the word “has now the dignity of incipient archaism,” but it might continue useful in its original sense as government comes primarily to mean “the governing power in a state.”

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