|Management (Man"age*ment) (?), n.
[From Manage, v.]
1. The act or art of managing; the manner of treating, directing, carrying on, or using, for a purpose; conduct; administration; guidance; control; as, the management of a family or of a farm; the management of state affairs. "The management of the voice." E. Porter.
2. Business dealing; negotiation; arrangement. "He had great managements with ecclesiastics." Addison.
3. Judicious use of means to accomplish an end; conduct directed by art or address; skillful treatment; cunning practice; -- often in a bad sense. "Mark with what management their tribes divide Some stick to you, and some to t'other side." Dryden.
4. The collective body of those who manage or direct any enterprise or interest; the board of managers.
Synonyms -- Conduct; administration; government; direction; guidance; care; charge; contrivance; intrigue.
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