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"governance" in British English

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governancenoun [U]

uk   /ˈɡʌv.ən.əns/  us   /ˈɡʌv.ɚ.nəns/
the way that organizations or countries are managed at the highest level, and the systems for doing this: We aim to promote and maintain the highest standards of directorship and corporate governance.
(Definition of governance from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"governance" in American English

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governancenoun [U]

 us   /ˈɡʌv·ər·nəns/
  • governance noun [U] (RULE)

the activity of governing something: The Crow Indians have struggled to establish a new form of tribal governance.
(Definition of governance from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"governance" in Business English

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governancenoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈɡʌvənənts/
the way in which an organization is managed at the highest level, and the systems for doing this: a company with a reputation for good governancegovernance of sth We have tried to strengthen the position of shareholders in the governance of the corporation. a governance structure/system/model governance costs/practices/reform global/public/political governance
(Definition of governance from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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