[syn: government, governing, governance, government activity, administration]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Governance \Gov"ern*ance\, n. [F. gouvernance.]
Exercise of authority; control; government; arrangement.
--Chaucer. --J. H. Newman.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: 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 recognized as a member of the
establishment" [syn: administration, governance,
governing body, establishment, brass, organization,
2: the act of governing; exercising authority; "regulations for
the governing of state prisons"; "he had considerable
experience of government" [syn: government, governing,
governance, government activity, administration]
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018):
information technology governance
The structure, oversight and management processes
which ensure the delivery of the expected benefits of IT in a
controlled way to help enhance the long term sustainable
success of the enterprise.