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Meaning of GOVERNING

Pronunciation:  g'uvurning

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the act of governing; exercising authority; "regulations for the governing of state prisons"; "he had considerable experience of government"
  2. [adj]  responsible for making and enforcing rules and laws; "governing bodies"
 

GOVERNING is a 9 letter word that starts with G.

 

 Synonyms: dominant, governance, government, government activity
 
 See Also: lawmaking, legislating, legislation, misgovernment, misrule, social control, trust busting

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Gov"ern*ing\, a.
1. Holding the superiority; prevalent; controlling; as, a
   governing wind; a governing party in a state. --Jay.

2. (Gram.) Requiring a particular case.

 
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