Definition of Governed

1. Noun. The body of people who are citizens of a particular government. "Governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed"

Generic synonyms: Citizenry, People



Definition of Governed

1. Verb. (past of ''govern'') ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Governed

1. govern [v] - See also: govern

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Governed

gov
gov't
gove
goverment
govern
governabilities
governability
governable
governableness
governance
governances
governante
governantes
governate
governaunce
governed (current term)
governer
governess
governessed
governesses
governesshood
governessing
governessless
governesslike
governessship
governessy
governest
governeth
governing
governing board

Literary usage of Governed

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1. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1912)
"That the laws of New York governed the case. signment was to be governed by ... That the rights of the parties must be governed by the law of the state of ..."

2. Travels Into Several Remote Nations of the World by Jonathan Swift (1894)
"Stain of England, so null governed by a Queen as to need no first Minister. The Character of such an one in some European Courts. ..."

3. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1887)
"He governed his diocese till his ... and then he received the impulse which, for the rest of his life, governed his own course in his art. ..."

4. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1920)
"... of any valid contract, but shall apply to and govern all such street railway passenger traffic in the city, except where it is governed by contract. 4. ..."

5. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1912)
"The business of the court Is to charge you such principles of law by which you are to be governed In considering the case. In this case there are but one or ..."

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