Governing

  • 1 governing — UK US /ˈɡʌvənɪŋ/ adjective [before noun] GOVERNMENT ► the management or control of the activities of a particular country, region, or organization: »a governing board/coalition/council/party → See also GOVERNING BODY(Cf. ↑governing body) …

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  • 2 Governing — Gov ern*ing, a. 1. Holding the superiority; prevalent; controlling; as, a governing wind; a governing party in a state. Jay. [1913 Webster] 2. (Gram.) Requiring a particular case. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 3 Governing — may refer to: * Government * Governing Magazine, an American periodical focusing on state and local government …

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  • 4 governing — index dominant, influential, master, predominant, prevailing (having superior force), sovereign (absolute) Burton s Legal Thesaurus …

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  • 5 governing — adjective 1 (only before noun) having the power to control an organization, country etc: governing body (=the group of people controlling an institution): the university s governing body | governing party (=the political party that is governing a …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 6 governing — gov|ern|ing [ˈgʌvənıŋ US ər ] adj 1.) [only before noun] having the power and authority to control an organization, country etc = ↑ruling ▪ FIFA is the governing body of world soccer (=the group of people who control it) . ▪ The Democrats are now …

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  • 7 governing — gov|ern|ing [ gʌvərnıŋ ] adjective only before noun 1. ) a governing authority has the power to govern a country, city, etc.: a governing party/authority/coalition the governing class of ancient Rome 2. ) a governing organization has the power to …

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  • 8 governing — UK [ˈɡʌvə(r)nɪŋ] / US [ˈɡʌvərnɪŋ] adjective [only before noun] 1) a governing authority has the power to govern a country, city etc a governing party/authority/coalition the governing class of ancient Rome 2) a governing organization has the… …

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  • 9 governing — I noun the act of governing; exercising authority regulations for the governing of state prisons he had considerable experience of government • Syn: ↑government, ↑governance, ↑government activity, ↑administration …

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  • 10 governing — [[t]gʌ̱və(r)nɪŋ[/t]] ADJ: ADJ n A governing body or organization is one which controls a particular activity. The league became the governing body for amateur fencing in the U.S. Syn: ruling …

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  • 11 Governing — Govern Gov ern, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Governed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Governing}.] [OF. governer, F. gouverner, fr. L. gubernare to steer, pilot, govern, Gr. kyberna^n. Cf. {Gubernatorial}.] 1. To direct and control, as the actions or conduct of men,… …

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  • 12 governing — adj. Governing is used with these nouns: ↑board, ↑body, ↑class, ↑coalition, ↑council, ↑elite, ↑party, ↑philosophy …

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  • 13 governing — Synonyms and related words: absolute, ascendant, at the head, authoritarian, authoritative, authorized, autocratic, boss, chief, clothed with authority, commanding, competent, consequential, considerable, controlling, directing, directive,… …

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  • 14 governing — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. commanding, administrative, executive, authoritative, supervisory, regulatory, controlling, directing, restraining, superintending, surveillant, overseeing, tyrannizing, dictatorial, arbitrary, conducting, guiding,… …

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  • 15 governing — gov·ern·ing || gÊŒvnÉ™(r)nɪŋ adj. ruling, reigning; controlling; directing, managing n. reigning, ruling, administering gov·ern || gÊŒvÉ™rn / gÊŒvn v. rule; control; manage, administrate; supervise; regulate …

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  • 16 Governing Magazine — Governing is a national monthly magazine, edited and published since 1987 in Washington, D.C., whose subject area is state and local government in the United States. The magazine covers policy, politics and the management of government… …

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  • 17 Governing body — may refer to:;Education *The governing body of a school in England, Northern Ireland or Wales, comprised of school governors *Board of education, the governing body of a school or higher administrative level *University Court, the governing body… …

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  • 18 governing body — UK US noun [C] GOVERNMENT ► a group that manages or controls the activities of country, region, or organization: »The country s highest governing body held a special meeting to consider the proposal. governing body of sth »Officials criticized… …

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  • 19 governing law — A contract provision (also known as a choice of law) that determines which states laws should be followed in the event of a dispute. Category: Business, LLCs & Corporations → Self Employed Consultants & Contractors Nolo’s Plain English Law… …

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  • 20 governing body — index board, management (directorate) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 governing body …

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