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  • verb archaic Third-person singular simple present indicative form of govern.


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govern +‎ -eth


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  • Now it behoveth the Wali who governeth the folk to keep his eyes from their lusts and stay his flesh from its delights.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night 2006

  • Secondly, that how great soever the miracle be, yet if it tend to stir up revolt against the king or him that governeth by the king's authority, he that doth such miracle is not to be considered otherwise than as sent to make trial of their allegiance.

    Leviathan 2007

  • They therefore that believe there is a God that governeth the world, and hath given precepts, and propounded rewards and punishments to mankind, are God's subjects; all the rest are to be understood as enemies.

    Leviathan 2007

  • Therefore the civil and ecclesiastical power were both joined together in one and the same person, the high priest; and ought to be so, in whosoever governeth by divine right; that is, by authority immediate from God.

    Leviathan 2007

  • Men create oppositions, which are not; and put them into new terms, so fixed, as whereas the meaning ought to govern the term, the term in effect governeth the meaning.

    The Essays 2007

  • In that Lond they have a Queen that governeth all the Lond, and all they ben obeyssant to her.

    Letters to Dead Authors 2006

  • And their prince, that governeth that country, that they clepe Batho, dwelleth at the city of Orda.

    The Travels of Sir John Mandeville 2004

  • In that land they have a queen that governeth all that land, and all they be obeissant to her.

    The Travels of Sir John Mandeville 2004

  • Hobbes was concerned to discredit Aristotle's distinc - tion between good and vitiated governments: “that there is one government for the good of him who governeth, and another for the good of them that be governed, whereof the former is despotical (that is lordly), the other a government of freemen.”


  • The effectual working of his [32] [33] [34] power, and almighty act of his will, whereby he sustaineth, governeth, and disposeth of all things, men and their actions, to the ends which he hath ordained for them.

    Two Short Catechisms 1616-1683 1965


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