What is governing?

  • (noun): The act of governing; exercising authority.
    Example: "Regulations for the governing of state prisons"
    Synonyms: government, governance, government activity
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More definitions of "governing":

  • (adj): Responsible for making and enforcing rules and laws.
    Example: "Governing bodies"

Famous quotes containing the word governing:

    ... governing is occupying but not interesting, governments are occupying but not interesting ...
    Gertrude Stein (1874–1946)

    We are apt to say that a foreign policy is successful only when the country, or at any rate the governing class, is united behind it. In reality, every line of policy is repudiated by a section, often by an influential section, of the country concerned. A foreign minister who waited until everyone agreed with him would have no foreign policy at all.
    —A.J.P. (Alan John Percivale)

    In making the great experiment of governing people by consent rather than by coercion, it is not sufficient that the party in power should have a majority. It is just as necessary that the party in power should never outrage the minority.
    Walter Lippmann (1889–1974)