Definition of well-governed in US English:

well-governed

adjective

  • 1Of a person (now archaic), or a person's character, mind, behaviour, etc.: temperate, measured, self-controlled; reasonable, sensible.

  • 2Of a state, society, etc.: ruled by a good or effective government, well-ruled.

Origin

Late Middle English; earliest use found in John Wyclif (d. 1384), theologian, philosopher, and religious reformer. From well + governed.

Pronunciation

well-governed

/ˌwɛlˈɡʌvənd/