Definitions of governed

  1. 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 Scrapingweb Dictionary DB

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Usage examples for governed

  1. He is a part of a great whole; and to understand how Jesus has governed Himself as a part, he must be able to see his own life in relation to the great whole. – Parish Papers by Norman Macleod
  2. But often the man who dined with Longfellow was the man who needed a dinner; and from what I have seen of the sweet courtesy that governed at that board, I am sure that such a man could never have felt himself the least honored guest. – The White Mr. Longfellow From "Literary Friends And Acquaintances" by William Dean Howells