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adjective (well governed when postpositive)
(of a political unit, organization, nation, etc) directed and controlled efficiently or satisfactorily
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Words nearby well-governed
well-formed, well-fortified, well-found, well-founded, well-furnished, well-governed, well-groomed, well-grounded, well-guarded, well-handled, wellhead
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How to use well-governed in a sentence
Prussia was well governed till George's death; which happened in the year 1603.History Of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. III. (of XXI.)|Thomas Carlyle
Cheyenne was now well governed, orderly, at peace, and only three years old.Ocean to Ocean on Horseback|Willard Glazier
But the intelligent world is far from being so well governed as the physical.
When God has been so kind as to furnish a peaceable, well-governed home, nothing should tempt the young to leave it.Gathering Jewels|James Knowles and Matilda Darroch Knowles
Profit now by this bitter lesson; and may Heaven enable you to add a well-governed spirit to your many virtues and graces.