Meaning of “governing body” in the English Dictionary

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"governing body" in Business English

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governing bodynoun [ C ]

uk us 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.

(Definition of “governing body” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)