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- 1. administration, governance, governing body, establishment, brass, organization, organisation, body
- usage: 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"
- 2. government, governing, governance, government activity, administration, social control
- usage: the act of governing; exercising authority; "regulations for the governing of state prisons"; "he had considerable experience of government"
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