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Answer for the clue "The persons (or committees or departments etc.) who make up a governing body and who administer something", 10 letters:
governance

Alternative clues for the word governance

The act of governing

Exercising authority

Word definitions for governance in dictionaries

The Collaborative International Dictionary Word definitions in The Collaborative International Dictionary
Governance \Gov"ern*ance\, n. [F. gouvernance.] Exercise of authority; control; government; arrangement. --Chaucer. --J. H. Newman.

Wiktionary Word definitions in Wiktionary
n. The process, or the power, of governing; government or administration.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary Word definitions in Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
late 14c., "act or manner of governing," from Old French gouvernance "government, rule, administration; (rule of) conduct," from governer (see govern ). Fowler writes that the word "has now the dignity of incipient archaism," but it might continue useful...

WordNet Word definitions in WordNet
n. the persons (or committees or departments etc.) who make up a body for the purpose of administering something; "he claims that the present administration is corrupt"; "the governance of an association is responsible to its members"; "he quickly became...

Wikipedia Word definitions in Wikipedia
Governance refers to "all of processes of governing, whether undertaken by a government, market or network, whether over a family, tribe, formal or informal organization or territory and whether through the laws, norms, power or language." It relates to...

Usage examples of governance.

In the first of these cases the Court was confronted with the contention that the act had been intended only for the industrial combinations, and hence was not designed to apply to the railroads, for whose governance the Interstate Commerce Act had been enacted three years prior.

Only Fimbria, in her heyday, had ever governed a tract of land so large, and the men who had had this awesome responsibility thrust so precipitately upon their shoulders were clerics, priests with no experience in governance.

If that a prince use hazardry, In alle governance and policy He is, as by common opinion, Y-hold the less in reputation.

Zembac Pix assisted him in the wording of it, which was to the effect that the Free Company of Cannoneers had now commenced the arduous duty of defending Land Nor against alien and hostile forces intent upon establishing a governance over the Land aforesaid.

Yet the Norman theory was a good foundation myth for the defenders of autocracy - supposing, as it did, that without a monarchy the Russians were incapable of governance.

This was because of the dual authorities of Barding and ruling authorities, both of which shared governance of their various peoples, and which by their complex nature mitigated against absolute rule.

Now the Court Mage of Galadorna was striding wearily bedward, looking forward to some solid hours of staring up into the darkness and getting some real thinking work done on the governance of a feud-festering little kingdom.

It is composed of thousands of complex and delicate mechanisms, which perform their functions harmoniously and perfectly, in accordance with laws devised for their governance, and over which the man himself has no authority, no mastership, no control.

Similarly, a full assessment of the role of this aetheric magic in the governance of the Old Empire must now be made.

All the beach towns, plus Torrance, Hawthorne, and greater Walteria, were in on some grandiose pilot project bankrolled with inexhaustible taxpayer millions, appropriate chunks of which were finding their way to antidrug entities up and down every level of governance.

Now that Van had learned, by startling counterexamples, something about sound and competent governance, he was very aware that the Terror was just the Bubble by another name.

He wore the black dress uniform of his Celestials and a crescent gorget with nine assorted sunburst insignia picked out in glittering gemstones against black enamel, to represent the star-systems under his governance.

We are now conducting these elections, I must point out to you, and the governance of Rome will proceed in future years as it was always intended to proceed!

In this way the outlying populations have been encouraged to take upon themselves their own governance, and the governing power of the President and his cabinet has been kept within moderate limits.

At issue during this period were questions of justice, governance, and the obligation and right of universities to act as parents to their students, placing limits on their personal behavior.