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The noun governed has 1 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
(the body of people who are citizens of a particular government; "governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed"
The verb govern has 4 senses? (first 3 from tagged texts)
(bring into conformity with rules or principles or usage; impose regulations; "We cannot regulate the way people dress"; "This town likes to regulate")
(direct or strongly influence the behavior of; "His belief in God governs his conduct")
(exercise authority over; as of nations; "Who is governing the country now?")
(require to be in a certain grammatical case, voice, or mood; "most transitive verbs govern the accusative case in German")