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governing Explained

governing at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


governing at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

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 the governing party (=the party in power) in the country.// --the governing class of ancient Rome//
2 governing principle: a principle that has the most important influence on something// --Freedom of speech is one of the governing principles in a democracy.// self-governing//

governing at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

73 Moby Thesaurus words for "governing":
absolute, ascendant, at the head, authoritarian, authoritative,
authorized, autocratic, boss, chief, clothed with authority,
commanding, competent, consequential, considerable, controlling,
directing, directive, directorial, directory, dominant,
duly constituted, eminent, empowered, ex officio, general, great,
guiding, head, hegemonic, hegemonistic, imperative, important,
in ascendancy, in charge, in chief, in the ascendant, influential,
leading, managerial, managing, master, mighty, momentous,
monocratic, official, paramount, potent, powerful, predominant,
predominate, preeminent, prepollent, preponderant, preponderate,
prepotent, prestigious, prevalent, prominent, puissant, ranking,
regnant, regulating, regulative, regulatory, reigning, ruling,
senior, sovereign, substantial, superior, supreme, totalitarian,

governing at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[ADJ] (a): regal, sovereign, governing, royal, royalist, monarchical, kingly, imperial, princely, feudal, aristocratic, autocratic, oligarchic, dynastic, ruling, imperious, authoritative, executive, administrative, imperative, peremptory, absolute, hegemonic.

governing at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

[only before noun] having the right and the authority to control sth such as a country or an institution:
The Conservatives were then the governing party. * The school's governing body (= the group of people who control the organization of the school) took responsibility for the decision.

Governing at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

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.
1. To direct and control, as the actions or conduct of men,
either by established laws or by arbitrary will; to
regulate by authority. ``Fit to govern and rule
multitudes.'' --Shak.

2. To regulate; to influence; to direct; to restrain; to
manage; as, to govern the life; to govern a horse.

Govern well thy appetite. --Milton.

3. (Gram.) To require to be in a particular case; as, a
transitive verb governs a noun in the objective case; or
to require (a particular case); as, a transitive verb
governs the objective case.

Governing \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.

governing at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

adj : responsible for making and enforcing rules and laws;
"governing bodies"

n : the act of governing; exercising authority; "regulations for
the governing of state prisons"; "he had considerable
experience of government" [syn: {government}, {governance},
{government activity}]

governing at English (WD) Of Explained:



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  • Inter: present participle of » govern

  • Translation: cy » governing
    Translation: de » governing
    Translation: et » governing
    Translation: es » governing
    Translation: fr » governing
    Translation: io » governing
    Translation: hu » governing
    Translation: my » governing
    Translation: nl » governing
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    Translation: fi » governing
    Translation: sv » governing
    Translation: tr » governing
    Translation: vi » governing