Definitions for Governanceˈgʌv ər nəns
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
gov•ern•anceˈgʌv ər nəns(n.)
government; exercise of authority; control.
a method or system of government or management.
Origin of governance:
1325–75; ME < OF < ML
administration, governance, governing body, establishment, brass, organization, organisation(noun)
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"
government, governing, governance, government activity, administration(noun)
the act of governing; exercising authority
"regulations for the governing of state prisons"; "he had considerable experience of government"
The process, or the power, of governing; government or administration.
The specific system by which a political system is ruled.
The group of people who make up an administrative body.
The state of being governed.
Accountability for consistent, cohesive policies, processes and decision rights.
Origin: From gouvernance.
exercise of authority; control; government; arrangement
Governance is the act of governing. It relates to decisions that define expectations, grant power, or verify performance. It consists of either a separate process or part of decision-making or leadership processes. In modern nation-states, these processes and systems are typically administered by a government. When discussing governance in particular organisations, the quality of governance within the organisation is often compared to a standard of good governance. In the case of a business or of a non-profit organization, governance relates to consistent management, cohesive policies, guidance, processes and decision-rights for a given area of responsibility. For example, managing at a corporate level might involve evolving policies on privacy, on internal investment, and on the use of data. To distinguish the term governance from government: "governance" is what a "governing body" does. It might be a geo-political entity, a corporate entity, a socio-political entity, or any number of different kinds of governing bodies, but governance is the way rules are set and implemented.
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