Definitions

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  • adj. Capable of being governed or subjected to authority; amenable to law or rule; controllable; manageable; obedient.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Capable of being governed, or subjected to authority; controllable; manageable; obedient.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Capable of being governed or subjected to authority; controllable; manageable; amenable to law or rule.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. capable of being controlled

Etymologies

govern +‎ -able (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • You are absolutely correct that Giuliani has conflated various crime and/or correction department data to exaggerate any role Kerik had in making NYC "governable" in his 15 months as police commissioner.

    Did Rudy Really Tell Three Whoppers In One Sentence?

  • Islamabad, Feb. 17: First it was the 'non state' actors on its soil Pakistan blamed for terror strikes against India, and now comes a promise not to allow terror activities against India from its so-called 'governable' land.

    dailyindia.com News Feed

  • Gilani's statement that his government would not allow extremists to use its 'governable' land 'against India suggests that Islamabad is unlikely to take action against militants aiming to launch yet another attack on India using the terror hot bed tribal regions along the Afghan border.

    Zee News : India National

  • Islamabad: First it was the 'non state' actors on its soil Pakistan blamed for terror strikes against India, and now comes a promise not to allow terror activities against India from its so-called 'governable' land.

    Zee News : India National

  • After 'non state actors', Pak vows no terrorism against India from its 'governable' land

    WN.com - Articles related to Karzai studying peace offer from militant group

  • One key reason is that France sought to accomplish something that England never set as an objective: actively to shape a single national language so that subjects and later citizens would themselves form a more cohesive—and governable—population.

    The English Is Coming!

  • There is a real question as to whether either one is governable at all anymore.

    Can Jerry Brown and Andrew Cuomo govern?

  • As this leadership matured, and Guiliani showed that large cities were governable, the quality of life in our cities improved with a few notable exceptions (Detroit).

    Matthew Yglesias » By Request: Crime and Recession

  • But these are not normal times, and the Gallic political psyche has left the rest of the West puzzled not only as to why so much fuss over two measly working years, but whether France is reformable, and hence governable, at all.

    Dissecting French Schizophrenia

  • Egypt is a governable entity, and its modern political history has been relatively stable, with one major shift of power in 1952, with the "Free Officers" Revolution.

    Dr. Josef Olmert: Arab Spring: R.I.P.?

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