What does governed mean?

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gov·erned

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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

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. Richard Whately, Archbishop of Dublin:

    Honesty is the best policy; but he who is governed by that maxim is not an honest man.

  2. Treasurer Joe Hockey:

    If well designed, the AIIB could play a key role in helping to address the region's acute infrastructure needs. In order to do this we will need a strong and well governed AIIB, it is early days for the AIIB, but China has made strong progress on governance so far. The proposed governance arrangements will be modeled on international best practice.

  3. Pierre-Joseph Proudhon:

    To be GOVERNED is to be kept in sight, inspected, spied upon, directed, law-driven, numbered, enrolled, indoctrinated, preached at, controlled, estimated, valued, censured, commanded, by creatures who have neither the right, nor the wisdom, nor the virtue to do so. . . To be GOVERNED is to be at every operation, at every transaction, noted, registered, enrolled, taxed, stamped, measured, numbered, assessed, licensed, authorized, admonished, forbidden, reformed, corrected, punished. It is, under pretext of public utility, and in the name of the general interest, to be placed under contribution, trained, ransomed, exploited, monopolized, extorted, squeezed, mystified, robbed; then, at the slightest resistance, the first word of complaint, to be repressed, fined, despised, harassed, tracked, abused, clubbed, disarmed, choked, imprisoned, judged, condemned, shot, deported, sacrificed, sold, betrayed; and to crown all, mocked, ridiculed, outraged, dishonored. That is government; that is its justice; that is its morality.

  4. Voltaire:

    You despise books; you whose lives are absorbed in the vanities of ambition, the pursuit of pleasure or indolence; but remember that all the known world, excepting only savage nations, is governed by books.

  5. Defense Ash Carter:

    Territory retaken from ISIL (Islamic State) has to be occupied and governed by people who are from the area and want to live there.

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