Definition of GOVERNED

noun : GOVERNED

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) the body of people who are citizens of a particular government; "governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed";

verb : GOVERNED

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 2. (

    ) direct or strongly influence the behavior of; "His belief in God governs his conduct" ;

  • 3. (

    ) exercise authority over; as of nations; "Who is governing the country now?" ;

  • 4. (

    ) require to be in a certain grammatical case, voice, or mood; "most transitive verbs govern the accusative case in German" ;


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