governance

governance late 14c., "act or manner of governing," from O.Fr. gouvernance "government, rule, administration; (rule of) conduct," from governer (see GOVERN (Cf. govern)). Fowler writes that the word "has now the dignity of incipient archaism," but it might continue useful in its original sense as government comes primarily to mean "the governing power in a state."

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