governing body

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

Derivationally related forms: ↑organise (for: ↑organisation), ↑organize (for: ↑organization), ↑administer (for: ↑administration)
Hypernyms: ↑body
Part Holonyms: ↑government, ↑authorities, ↑regime
Member Meronyms: ↑advisory board, ↑planning board
Part Meronyms: ↑hierarchy, ↑power structure, ↑pecking order

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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