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Definition of Governing


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

Governing Quotations

In dwelling, live close to the ground. In thinking, keep to the simple. In conflict, be fair and generous. In governing, don't try to control. In work, do what you enjoy. In family life, be completely present.
Lao Tzu

Rules governing defecation, hygiene, and pollution exist in every culture at every period in history. It may in fact be the foundation of civilization: What is toilet training if not the first attempt to turn a child into an acceptable member of society?
Rose George

Under socialism all will govern in turn and will soon become accustomed to no one governing.
Vladimir Lenin

It is the function of science to discover the existence of a general reign of order in nature and to find the causes governing this order. And this refers in equal measure to the relations of man - social and political - and to the entire universe as a whole.
Dmitri Mendeleev

The President didn't offer any clarity in his latest speech about what he would do to tackle our nation's debt before it tackles us and it's still not clear how he'll keep Medicare from going bankrupt. One thing is clear though, Barack Obama isn't interested in governing or putting forward solutions to fix our nation's problems.
Paul Ryan
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Governing Translations

governing in French is gouvernant
governing in German is regierend, Beherrschung
governing in Swedish is regerande
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