Origin of governanceMiddle English from Old French gouvernance from Medieval Latin gubernantia from present participle of Classical Latin gubernare: see govern
Governance is defined as the decisions and actions of the people who run a school, nation, city or business.
An example of governance is the mayor's decision to increase the police force in response to burglaries.
The action, manner, or power of governing: principles of good governance.
- The process, or the power, of governing; government or administration.
- The specific system by which a political system is ruled.
- The group of people who make up an administrative body.
- The state of being governed.
- (management) Accountability for consistent, cohesive policies, processes and decision rights.
From Old French gouvernance.
- The strong governance set up by Henry II.
- Gomme, The Governance of London.
- When he summoned out the fyrd they came in great force to his aid, not so much because they trusted in the promises of good governance and reduced taxation which he made, but because they saw that a horde of greedy barons would be worse to serve than a single king, however hard and selfish he might be.
- His policy was sound; peace with France, the rehabilitation of the dwindling foreign trade of England, and the maintenance of law and justice by strong-handed governance were his main aims.
- Henry then made his claim as coming by right line of blood from King Henry III., and through his right to recover the realm which was in point to be undone for default of governance and good law.