Govern(ed) “Legally” Defined

The following definitions for “govern” and “governed” are taken from Ballantine’s Law Dictionary (3rd edition) and Webster’s Dictionary (1828):

 

 

(Ballantine’s)

To direct and control;  to regulate;  to influence;  to restrain;  to manage [State v Ream, 16 Neb 681, 683].

 

(Webster’s)

GOV’ERNED, pp.

Directed;  regulated by authority;  controlled;  managed;  influenced;  restrained.

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