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English definition of “governing body”

governing body

noun [C]     GOVERNMENT
a group that manages or controls the activities of country , region , or organization : The country's highest governing body held a special meeting to consider the proposal .governing body of sth Officials criticized the FIA, the governing body of motor sport , over the sensitive issue of safety . local / national / regional governing bodies
(Definition of governing body noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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