Definition of governance noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈɡʌvənəns//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡʌvərnəns//
[uncountable] (specialist)
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the activity of governing a country or controlling a company or an organization; the way in which a country is governed or a company or institution is controlled Word OriginMiddle English: from Old French, from governer, from Latin gubernare ‘to steer, rule’, from Greek kubernan ‘to steer’.Extra examples He emphasized the company’s commitment to high standards of corporate governance. The aim is to include representatives of all ethnic groups in the governance of the new state. The government is stressing the link between aid and good governance in poor countries.
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