(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. conduct; government, regime, authority; giving; apportionment.
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [The direction of affairs]
Syn. management, government, supervision, command, superintendence, guidance, surveillance, conduct, conducting, directing, direction, decision making, decision theory, oversight, organization, agency, authority, disposition, policing, treatment, handling, strategy, policy, ordering, legislation, jurisdiction, execution, regulation, performance, rule, order, enforcement, charge, control, power, husbandry, housekeeping, stewardship.
2. [Those who direct affairs]
Syn. directors, administrators, officers, supervisors, executives, superintendents, advisers, command, stewards, strategists, officials, committee, board, board of directors, board of governors, board of overseers, executive, executive office, executive branch, legislature, office of the president, president, presidency, chief executive, cabinet, ministry, commander, chair, chairman, general, admiral, commander in chief, central office, headquarters, the management, executive committee, bureau, consulate, consulate general, embassy, legation, department, Washington, charg? d'affaires, governmental power, party in power, brass*; front office*, the powers that be*, (insider's) insider*, the man*.
3. [The period in which an administration, sense 2, is operative]
Syn. term, term of office, tenure, presidency, regime, reign, dynasty, incumbency, power, stay.
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
1. governing overseeing, commanding, policy-making, application, execution, legislation, regulation, superintendence, supervision, management.
2. management leadership, government, bureaucracy, bureau, cabinet, headquarters, governing body, executive branch, board, command, *front office, legislature, establishment, ministry, board of directors, department, *brass, *the powers that be.
3. dispensation delivery, application, giving.
4. term of power reign, dynasty, *run, incumbency, tenure.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun 1. Authoritative control over the affairs of others: direction, government, management, superintendence, supervision. See OVER. 2. The continuous exercise of authority over a political unit: control, direction, governance, government, rule. See CONTROL, POLITICS. 3. The giving of a medication, especially by prescribed dosage: application, dispensation. See GIVE.

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