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Governor general
Governor general Gov"ern*or gen"er*al A governor who has lieutenant or deputy governors under him; as, the governor general of Canada, of India.
Governorship
Governorship Gov"ern*or*ship, n. The office of a governor.
Lieutenant governor
Lieutenant Lieu*ten"ant (l[-u]*t[e^]n"ant), n. [F., fr. lieu place + tenant holding, p. pr. of tenir to hold, L. tenere. See Lieu, and Tenant, and cf. Locum Tenens.] 1. An officer who supplies the place of a superior in his absence; a representative of, or substitute for, another in the performance of any duty. The lawful magistrate, who is the vicegerent or lieutenant of God. --Abp. Bramhall. 2. (a) A commissioned officer in the army, next below a captain. (b) A commissioned officer in the British navy, in rank next below a commander. (c) A commissioned officer in the United States navy, in rank next below a lieutenant commander. Note: Lieutenant is often used, either adjectively or in hyphened compounds, to denote an officer, in rank next below another, especially when the duties of the higher officer may devolve upon the lower one; as, lieutenant general, or lieutenant-general; lieutenant colonel, or lieutenant-colonel; lieutenant governor, etc. Deputy lieutenant, the title of any one of the deputies or assistants of the lord lieutenant of a county. [Eng.] Lieutenant colonel, an army officer next in rank above major, and below colonel. Lieutenant commander, an officer in the United States navy, in rank next below a commander and next above a lieutenant. Lieutenant general. See in Vocabulary. Lieutenant governor. (a) An officer of a State, being next in rank to the governor, and, in case of the death or resignation of the latter, himself acting as governor. [U. S.] (b) A deputy governor acting as the chief civil officer of one of several colonies under a governor general. [Eng.]
Relay governor
Relay governor Relay governor A speed regulator, as a water-wheel governor, embodying the relay principle. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
Subgovernor
Subgovernor Sub*gov"ern*or, n. A subordinate or assistant governor.

Meaning of Governor from wikipedia

- A governor is, in most cases, a public official with the power to govern the executive branch of a non-sovereign or sub-national level of government, ranking...
- The Governor of California is the head of government of the U.S. state of California. The California Governor is the chief executive of the state government...
- The governor general of Canada (French: la gouverneure générale du Canada) is the federal viceregal representative of the Canadian monarch, currently Queen Elizabeth...
- The governor of Florida is the head of the executive branch of Florida's state government and the commander-in-chief of the state's military forces. The...
- The Governor-General of India (from 1858 to 1947 the Viceroy and Governor-General of India, commonly shortened to Viceroy of India) was the representative...
- governor of Texas is the head of the executive branch of Texas's government and the commander-in-chief of the state's military forces. The governor has...
- The governor of New York is the head of the executive branch of New York's state government and the commander-in-chief of the state's National Guard. The...
- The following is a list of current governors of U.S. states and territories. In the United States, a governor is the chief executive officer of a state...
- The Governors of the states of India have similar powers and functions at the state level as that of the President of India at Union level. Governors exist...
- April 7, 1938) is an American politician who served as the 34th and 39th governor of California from 1975 to 1983 and from 2011 to 2019. In the early 1970s...
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