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govern Idioms & Phrases


governing board

  • noun a board that manages the affairs of an institution
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governing body

  • noun the persons (or committees or departments etc.) who make up a body for the purpose of administering something
    organisation; administration; governance; organization; brass; establishment.
    • 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
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rule-governed

  • adjective satellite according to custom or rule or natural law
    lawful.
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self-governing

  • adjective satellite (of political bodies) not controlled by outside forces
    independent; autonomous; sovereign.
    • an autonomous judiciary
    • a sovereign state
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"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

Fear not the Adverb Hell!

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