1. the persons (or committees or departments etc.) who make up a body for the purpose of administering something

- the governance of an association is responsible to its members

Similar word(s): administration, brass, establishment, organisation, organization

Definition categories: group, body

2. the act of governing; exercising authority

- regulations for the governing of state prisons

- he had considerable experience of government

Similar word(s): administration, governing, government

Definition categories: act