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Governing meaning

governing - 3 dictionary results

  1. 1. of Govern
  2. 2. Holding the superiority; prevalent; controlling; as, a governing wind; a governing party in a state.
  3. 3. Requiring a particular case.

governing - examples of usage

  1. The Marthornes are an old family, and one of the best connected in the county, though by no means rich, and, whether it was the lack of great wealth or a want of energy, they had until recently rather dropped out of the governing circle. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
  2. Now, the largest political idea that ever entered the mind- not of a man- not of a governing class- but of a people, is the idea of the United States of America. - "America To-day, Observations and Reflections", William Archer.
  3. A part of the wealth of every country must be taken by the government, in order to pay the expenses of defending and governing the nation. - "Political economy", W. Stanley Jevons.
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