Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Capable of being governed or subjected to authority; controllable; manageable; amenable to law or rule.
- adj. Capable of being governed or subjected to authority; amenable to law or rule; controllable; manageable; obedient.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Capable of being governed, or subjected to authority; controllable; manageable; obedient.
- adj. capable of being controlled
- govern + -able (Wiktionary)
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“After 'non state actors', Pak vows no terrorism against India from its 'governable' land”
“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.”
“There is a real question as to whether either one is governable at all anymore.”
“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).”
“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.”
“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.”
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