(Roget's IV) modif.
Syn. manageable, submissive, controllable; see docile .
(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective Capable of being governed: administrable, controllable, manageable, rulable. See CONTROL.

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  • governable — adj. able to be governed; able to be ruled; able to be regulated …   English contemporary dictionary

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