HyperDic: governing

English > 2 senses of the word governing:
ADJECTIVEallgoverningresponsible for making and enforcing rules and laws
NOUNactgoverning, government, governance, government activity, administrationthe act of governing
governing > pronunciation
Soundsgah'vernihng
Rhymesabducting ... zoning: 2044 rhymes with ihng...
English > governing: 2 senses > adjective 1
MeaningResponsible for making and enforcing rules and laws.
Example"governing bodies"
BroaderdominantExercising influence or control
Spanishdirigente, gobernante
English > governing: 2 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningThe act of governing; exercising authority.
Example"regulations for the governing of state prisons"
Synonymsgovernment, governance, government activity, administration
Category ofallegiantsteadfast in devotion (especially to your lawful / lawful monarch or government)
anarchy, lawlessnessA state of lawlessness and disorder (usually resulting from a failure of government)
bounty, premiumPayment or reward (especially from a government) for acts such as catching criminals or killing predatory animals or enlisting in the military
destabilization, destabilisationThe action of destabilizing
devolution, devolvementThe delegation of authority (especially from a central to a regional government)
event plannersomeone who plans social events as a profession (usually for government or corporate officials)
federalCharacterized by or constituting a form of government in which power is divided between one central and several regional authorities
government(government) the system or form by which a community or other political unit is governed
government, authorities, regimeThe organization that is the governing authority of a political unit
land reformA redistribution of agricultural land (especially by government action)
manifesto, pronunciamentoA public declaration of intentions (as issued by a political party or government)
minimalistadvocating minimal reforms (as in government or politics)
office, power(of a government or government official) holding an office means being in power
paternalismThe attitude (of a person or a government) that subordinates should be controlled in a fatherly way for their own good
politics, political science, governmentThe study of government of states and other political units
price-fixingControl (by agreement among producers or by government) of the price / price of a commodity in interstate commerce
progressive, reformist, reform-mindedfavoring / favoring or promoting reform (often by government action)
protest marchOccasion when you can express opposition by marching (usually on some government institution) without a license
squandermaniaprodigious squandering (usually by a government)
unitaryCharacterized by or constituting a form of government in which power is held by one central authority
zero coupon bond, zero-coupon bondA bond that is issued at a deep discount from its value at maturity and pays no interest during the life of the bond
Narrowerlegislation, legislating, lawmakingThe act of making or enacting laws
misgovernment, misrulegovernment that is inefficient / inefficient or dishonest
trust busting(law) government activities seeking to dissolve corporate trusts and monopolies (especially under the United States antitrust laws)
Broadersocial controlControl exerted (actively or passively) by group action
Spanishadministración, gobernabilidad, gobierno
Catalanadministració, govern
Verbsgovernexercise authority over

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