Synonyms of governing
commandingIf you are in a commanding position or situation, you are in a strong or powerful position or situation.
• Right now you're in a very commanding position.
rulingThe ruling group of people in a country or organization is the group that controls its affairs.
• the domination of the ruling class
Thesaurus for governing from the Collins English Thesaurus
having the power to direct and control the actions, affairs, policies, functions, etc, of a political unit, organization, nation, etc; rule