Governing
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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  • 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) …   Financial and business terms

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

  • 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

  • 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 …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 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 …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 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… …   English dictionary

  • 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 …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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 …   English dictionary

  • 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,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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