"governance" in the noun 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"
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"
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