Definition of Governing body

1. Noun. The persons (or committees or departments etc.) who make up a body for the purpose of administering something. "He quickly became recognized as a member of the establishment"

Lexicographical Neighbors of Governing Body

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

Literary usage of Governing body

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Treatise on Equity Jurisprudence: As Administered in the United States of by John Norton Pomeroy (1905)
"Dissensions in the governing body of the Corporation, and Among the Stockholders.—"The power of a court of equity to appoint a receiver of a corporation ..."

2. The Origin and Growth of the English Constitution: An Historical Treatise by Hannis Taylor (1898)
"... governing body, — generally known as the mayor and common council, — or in a still smaller circle of " selectmen " nominated and controlled by them. ..."

3. Revised Record of the Constitutional Convention of the State of New York by New York (State). Constitutional Convention (1916)
"It is put upon the county without the consent of the governing body. I say that these counties, if they elect a governing body that is not a proper body, ..."

4. Report of the Commissioners by Royal Commission on Secondary Education, Great Britain (1895)
"Subject to any general rules that may be made by the Local Authority, we recommend that the governing body or managers should be entrusted with the general ..."

5. The New York Times Current HistoryWorld War, 1914-1918 (1920)
"The governing body may, if it thinks fit, before referring such a complaint to a ... If the governing body does not think it necessary to communicate the ..."

6. A Dictionary of Medicine: Including General Pathology, General Therapeutics by Richard Quain, Frederick Thomas Roberts, John Mitchell Bruce, Samuel Treat Armstrong (1894)
"This committee is consultative only, and should be consulted by the governing body on all matters concerning the medical and surgical departments of the ..."

7. The Law Reports by Great Britain Court of Chancery, George Wirgman Hemming (1874)
"Neither are the governing body in the position of judges whose decisions would be subject ... The governing body are constituted, by the Act of Parliament, ..."

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