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 for governance
From 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.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  governance
      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,
           organisation]
      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]

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  information technology governance
  governance
  IT 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.
  
     (2009-04-27)
  

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