Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun governance

2 senses of governance

Sense 1
administration, governance, governing body, establishment, brass, organization, organisation -- (the persons (or committees or departments etc.) who make up a body for the purpose of administering something; "he claims that the present administration is corrupt"; "the governance of an association is responsible to its members"; "he quickly became recognized as a member of the establishment")
       => body -- (a group of persons associated by some common tie or occupation and regarded as an entity; "the whole body filed out of the auditorium"; "the student body"; "administrative body")

Sense 2
government, governing, governance, government activity, administration -- (the act of governing; exercising authority; "regulations for the governing of state prisons"; "he had considerable experience of government")
       => social control -- (control exerted (actively or passively) by group action)

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