Definition of Governing

1. Noun. The act of governing; exercising authority. "He had considerable experience of government"

2. Adjective. Responsible for making and enforcing rules and laws. "Governing bodies"
Similar to: Dominant

Definition of Governing

1. a. Holding the superiority; prevalent; controlling; as, a governing wind; a governing party in a state.

Definition of Governing

1. Verb. (present participle of govern) ¹

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Definition of Governing

1. govern [v] - See also: govern

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Governing

governing (current term)
governing board
governing body
government activity
government agencies
government agency
government agent
government bond
government building
government cheese
government department
government hospital

Literary usage of Governing

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1. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1919)
"... requiring that a claim in writing be presented to the governing authority of a municipality before suit to enforce a demand for 'money damages' on ..."

2. The Social Welfare Forum: Official Proceedings ... Annual Forum by National Conference on Social Welfare, American Social Science Association, Conference of Charities (U.S., Conference of Charities (U.S.), National Conference of Social Work (U.S. (1920)
"They are absolutely self-governing and self-supporting. Like the British co-operative societies, however, they make use of considerable free service on the ..."

3. International Law: A Treatise by Lassa Oppenheim (1920)
"But the position of self-governing Dominions of°Seif-n underwent a ... of these four self-governing Dominions and of India tc membership gives them a ..."

4. A Grammar of the German Language: Designed for a Thoro and Practical Study by George Oliver Curme (1922)
"The attributive adjective has the force of a predicate, ie it is something predicated of the governing noun: der dumme Jungs, der verwundete Soldat. ..."

5. Proceedings of the ... Annual Convention by Religious Education Association (1905)
"Numbers of individual cases which have come up for decision have led to the adoption of a rather general policy governing the subject. In the first place, ..."

6. The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection: Or, The Preservation of by Charles Darwin (1900)
"... not universal, affected by close interbreeding, removed by domestication—Laws governing the sterility of hybrids—Sterility not a special endowment, ..."

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