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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (in power)
a. gobernante
The governing coalition still has a lot of internal squabbles to sort out.La coalición gobernante aún tiene muchas riñas internas que resolver.
b. en el gobierno
Governing officials have an obligation to serve the will of the people.Los funcionaros en el gobierno tienen la obligación de servir la voluntad del pueblo.
2. (fundamental)
a. rector
One of the governing attitudes that defined the movement was a mistrust of authority.Una de las actitudes rectoras que definió el movimiento fue la desconfianza de la autoridad.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (party, coalition)
a. gobernante
2. (concept, principle)
a. rector(a)
governing bodyórgano rector
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governing [ˈɡʌvənɪŋ]
(Pol) [+party] gobernante; en el gobierno;
governing board (n) (Britain) (Educ) consejo (m) directivo de escuela
governing body (n) consejo (m) de administración
governing principle (n) principio (m) rector
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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