gov-, gover- +
(Greek > Latin: to steer or to pilot a ship; to rule; a steersman)
From Greek, kubernan, "to steer" and is related to words beginning with cyber-. From the Greek, Latin picked it up as gubernare, and guvernator, "to steer" or "to pilot a ship" from which we also get "gubernatorial".
2. Referring to the opposition of a government in general: The antigovernment principles and ideas were talked about among the people at the table in the pub.
2. To make and to administer the public policy and affairs of; to exercise sovereign authority: The young kind governed the country in a wise manner after his father, the old kind, passed away.
3. To control, to regulate, or to direct something: The state governs the eligibility of teachers to receive their retirement funds.
4. To have or to exercise an influence over something: Luck or chance can govern the outcome of the game solitaire in a person's favour.
5. To control something by restraint: Sally was unable to govern her emotions.
6. To maintain the speed of an engine or to keep it from going above a specific level by controlling the fuel or steam supply: At the garage, Tom wanted to have the valve that governed the fuel intake checked carefully.
Governance is also the exercise of authority and control.
In addition, a governess is a woman engaged to teach children in their own homes, and sometimes also to care for the children.
2. Descriptive of a faction having the power to govern a country or an organization: In the newspaper article that Jim read, there seemed to be some discontent in the governing party.
2. A state and its administration viewed as the ruling political power: The U.S. government should always follow the Constitution of the United States.
3. The control and administration of public policy in a political unit: The population was angry at the government in their town that implemented unfair economic policies.
4. The administration or management of an organization, business, or institution: The employees were dissatisfied with the present government of their firm.
Unbalanced budgets with a planned year-end government deficit are prohibited at every level of government except at the federal level.
A small group of people, holding simultaneously the principal political executive offices of a nation or other political unit, are governmentally responsible for the direction and supervision of public affairs.
2. A control that maintains a steady speed in a machine: A governor is a device that regulates the supply of fuel in a vehicle.