management

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.
  2. Business dealing; negotiation; arrangement.
  3. Judicious use of means to accomplish an end; conduct directed by art or address; skillful treatment; cunning practice; -- often in a bad sense.
  4. The collective body of those who manage or direct any enterprise or interest; the board of managers.