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- adj. governing
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Governing.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Governing; directing.
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In spite of this, the duty is an onerous one, and they are subject to annoyances, fines, and imprisonment, if the gubernative, judicial, and administrative authorities, etc., are rigorous.
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