- government, governanceNote the n in the middle of government (based on the word govern with the noun suffix -ment), and that it should be pronounced as well as written. Government is the workaday word for the system by which a state or community is governed, and also denotes the process of governing and the particular group that is allegedly doing the governing. Governance is a recherché word of Middle English origin (and therefore two centuries older than government) that is limited in current usage to the action or manner of governing:
• It must be hoped earnestly that succeeding prime ministers will retrieve the principles of good governance —Times, 2007.
Modern English usage. 2014.
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governance — gov‧er‧nance [ˈgʌvənəns ǁ vər ] noun [uncountable] also corporate governance COMMERCE the way a company is managed at the highest level: • There is growing interest by institutional investors in the governance of companies in which they own stock … Financial and business terms
governance — I noun administration, agency, authority, bureaucracy, control, dictation, dominance, domination, dominion, executive power, government, hegemony, influence, jurisdiction, management, mightiness, power, regime, reins of government, rule,… … Law dictionary
Governance — Gov ern*ance, n. [F. gouvernance.] Exercise of authority; control; government; arrangement. Chaucer. J. H. Newman. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
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governance — ► NOUN ▪ the action or manner of governing … English terms dictionary
governance — [guv′ər nəns] n. [ME < OFr gouvernance < ML gubernantia < prp. of L gubernare: see GOVERN] the action, manner, function, or power of government … English World dictionary
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governance — [[t]gʌ̱və(r)nəns[/t]] 1) N UNCOUNT The governance of a country is the way in which it is governed. [FORMAL] They believe that a fundamental change in the governance of Britain is the key to all other necessary changes. 2) N UNCOUNT The governance … English dictionary
Governance — Regierungshandeln im weitesten Sinn. Vgl. auch ⇡ Good Governance, ⇡ Global Governance. Literatursuche zu Governance auf www.gabler.de … Lexikon der Economics