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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...
- act created the positions of Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir and Lieutenant Governor of Ladakh. Governors in India "Reorganisation plan" (PDF)....
- The Governors and Lieutenant Governors/Administrators of the states and union territories of India have similar powers and functions at the state level...
- The Governor of Tasmania is the representative in the Australian state of Tasmania of Elizabeth II, Queen of Australia. The Governor performs the same...
- in Fiji was the Governor-General of Fiji. Governor's flag, 1908–1970 Governor's flag, 1883–1908 Governor's flag, 1877–1883 Governor-General of Fiji List...
- The Governor General of Canada (French: Gouverneure générale du Canada) is the federal viceregal representative of the Canadian monarch, currently Queen Elizabeth...
- A centrifugal governor is a specific type of governor with a feedback system that controls the speed of an engine by regulating the flow of fuel or working...
- The Office of Lieutenant Governor of Louisiana (French: Lieutenant-Gouverneur de la Louisiane) is the second highest state office in Louisiana. The current...
- the Governors of the Australian states. The governor performs the same constitutional and ceremonial functions at the state level as does the Governor-General...
- The Governor of Svalbard (Norwegian: Sysselmannen på Svalbard) represents the Norwegian government in exercising its sovereignty over the Svalbard archipelago...
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