Definition of governable in US English:



  • See govern

    • ‘The country appears to be both viable and governable.’
    • ‘We were supposed to become unthinking, obedient, silent and submissive so as to be governable, exploitable and harmless.’
    • ‘Its 25 members are discussing proposals for a new, carefully crafted constitution that will make it at once more governable and more democratic - a pipedream even 18 months ago.’
    • ‘Education was the means by which elites could pacify the people as a collective, rendering them governable through moral suasion.’
    • ‘The portions of cyberspace that appear to be easily governable are also relatively small.’