Definitions for governing

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word governing

Princeton's WordNet

  1. government, governing, governance, government activity, administration(adj)

    the act of governing; exercising authority

    "regulations for the governing of state prisons"; "he had considerable experience of government"

  2. governing(adj)

    responsible for making and enforcing rules and laws

    "governing bodies"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Governing

    of Govern

  2. Governing(adj)

    holding the superiority; prevalent; controlling; as, a governing wind; a governing party in a state

  3. Governing(adj)

    requiring a particular case

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'governing' in Adjectives Frequency: #1011

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Gloria Steinem:

    The authority of any governing institution must stop at its citizen's skin.

  2. David Carney:

    The divide between the governing elite and the voters has never been so big.

  3. Daniel Patrick Moynihan:

    No one is innocent after the experience of governing. But not everyone is guilty.

  4. Vladimir Lenin:

    Under socialism all will govern in turn and will soon become accustomed to no one governing.

  5. Tom Donohue:

    We had candidates who were fundamentally more interested in turning over the apple cart than they were in governing.


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