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Princeton's WordNet

  1. governednoun

    the body of people who are citizens of a particular government

    "governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed"--Declaration of Independence


  1. governed

    Governed refers to being controlled, directed, or strongly influenced by rules, laws, or any system of regulations. It can also suggest being restrained or moderated in behavior or actions. Additionally, it can refer to a body of people or state that is administered or managed by a government.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Governed

    of Govern

Editors Contribution

  1. governedverb

    Verb form of the word govern.

    They governed easily and effectively.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 8, 2020  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of governed in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of governed in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of governed in a Sentence

  1. Phil Scott:

    We are a nation of United States – a constitutional republic made up of individually governed states empowering three equal branches of government to act on our behalf – not one nation-state governed exclusively by a president.

  2. Rex Tillerson:

    In terms of the future of Bashar al-Assad, it is important to us that we undertake a political process that leads to the final conclusion of how Syria will be governed. It is our policy for a unified Syria that is governed by the people of Syria. I think it is clear to all of us that the reign of the Assad family is coming to an end.

  3. Fadi Chehade:

    China has made, at the top level, a decision that it needs to be part of a global Internet, china is also telling the world...'We're no longer going to be bystanders in how the Internet is governed'.

  4. Golda Meir:

    I must govern the clock, not be governed by it.

  5. Mmusi Maimane:

    Momentum building going toward 2019 is about good governance. It's about proving to the public that we can govern nationally one day, where we've governed, we've grown everywhere. Where the ANC has governed, they've gone down.

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  • Nibizi Jean Marie
    Nibizi Jean Marie
    To rule over a group of people or a nation.
    LikeReply5 years ago

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