• (noun): The body of people who are citizens of a particular government.
    Example: "Governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed"--Declaration of Independence

Some articles on governed:

... where different issues within a case may be governed by the laws of different states ... which provides that different parts of the contract shall be governed by different laws ... are now three examples where this may occur In derivatives transactions governed by ISDA standard documentation, it is not uncommon for the ISDA Master Agreement to be governed by the ...
Celano - History
... control, and was then subdued by the Lombards and governed by the duchies of Spoleto and Benevento ... Celano was elected Caput Marsorum (capital city of the Marsica region), governed by the Berardi family ... Celano reflourished and was once again governed by the Berardi family ...
Tama People - Governance
... For centuries, the Tama were governed by sultans ... Turkish-Egypian Sudan governed the area in the late 1800s ... French colonial period, France really only governed southern Chad, and therefore not Dar Tama region, but a figurehead sultan was put in place to goven the area ...
... governors of Samaria during the Achaemenid and Hellenistic periods Sanballat I, governed in the mid- to late 5th century BCE Sanballat II, grandson of the former, governed mid-4th century BCE Sanballat III ...
Switzerland In The Roman Era - Roman Switzerland - Government
... The colonies of Nyon, Aventicum and Augusta Raurica were governed under republican constitutions similar to that of Rome ... Aventicum, as duoviri coloniae Helvetiorum, also governed the entire Helvetic population, which had the legal status of incolae (inhabitants) invested with the Latin Right ... These villages enjoyed a certain autonomy and were governed by popularly elected magistrates (magistri or curatores) ...

Famous quotes containing the word governed:

    Our fathers’ minds are dead,
    And we are governed with our mothers’ spirits.
    Our yoke and sufferance show us womanish.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    In the present state we are in, we find such a strong sympathy and union between our souls and bodies, that the one cannot be touched or sensibly affected, without producing some corresponding emotion in the other.... We are not angels, but men cloathed with bodies, and, in some measure governed by our imaginations.
    Laurence Sterne (1713–1768)

    The poor have sometimes objected to being governed badly; the rich have always objected to being governed at all.
    Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874–1936)