Definition of governing body in English:

governing body


  • A group of people who formulate the policy and direct the affairs of an institution in partnership with the managers, especially on a voluntary or part-time basis.

    ‘the school's governing body’
    • ‘A motion to remove the rule was emphatically defeated at the governing body's annual congress in Dublin.’
    • ‘Between now and 2006 the Government wants to see more parents being involved in governing bodies.’
    • ‘The prime duty of the governing body and the clubs is look into their safety.’
    • ‘For years, there have been calls for the governing body to involve more people with experience of playing the game.’
    • ‘Councillors were told headteachers and governing bodies were in direct charge over how budgets are spent.’
    • ‘It is not acceptable to them that the international governing body should have the right both to sanction and to promote.’
    • ‘There are lots of reasons, but most of them boil down to poor management, both at the teams and at the governing bodies that oversee the sport.’
    • ‘Smaller countries should clearly be given more voting power in the processes of international governing bodies.’
    • ‘The schools will retain their own names and their governing bodies, but arrangements will be made to enhance management and teaching support.’
    • ‘Within months it was looking as though the governing body had managed to make an inspired appointment.’
    • ‘The student union is concerned that there will not be adequate student representation on the new university's governing bodies.’
    • ‘They consult, as appropriate, with other government departments, state agencies and national governing bodies of sport.’
    • ‘You have to believe governing bodies are doing what they are supposed to do.’
    • ‘Against the wishes of both the global and the national governing bodies, the World Cup match was cancelled.’
    • ‘There is a serious rift between the players and the governing body.’
    • ‘He is to consider his position as England captain at the end of the World Cup after losing faith in cricket's governing bodies.’
    • ‘From football's point of view, the best solution by far would be for governing bodies to abolish all regulations concerning contracts and transfer fees.’
    • ‘Well to what degree have design innovations forced the governing bodies of various sports to have to set up programs to test and regulate new technology?’
    • ‘Most governing bodies have taken up the issue of child protection and addressed it in such a manner that those who fail to comply also fail to get any funding for their projects.’
    • ‘An independent governing body would be set up, responsible for administering a code of conduct.’
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