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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.

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- Look up governor, governess, or gubernatorial in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. A governor is an administrative leader and head of a polity or political...
- The Governor of Punjab is the appointed head of state of the provincial government in Punjab, ****stan. Although the Governor is the head of the province...
- The governor of California is the head of government of the U.S. state of California. The governor is the commander-in-chief of the California National...
- A lieutenant governor, lieutenant-governor, or vice governor is a high officer of state, whose precise role and rank vary by jurisdiction. Often a lieutenant...
- A governor, or speed limiter or controller, is a device used to measure and regulate the speed of a machine, such as an engine. A classic example is the...
- The Governor-General of Nigeria was the representative of the monarch of the United Kingdom in Colonial Nigeria from 1954 to 1960, and after Nigerian independence...
- A deputy governor is a gubernatorial official who has the authority after the governor, rather like a lieutenant governor. In the British Empire, there...
- The governor of the Commonwealth of M****achusetts is the chief executive officer of the government of M****achusetts. The governor is the head of the state...
- The governor of Sindh is the appointed head of the province of Sindh, ****stan. The office of the governor as the head of the province is largely a ceremonial...
- The Governor of Gujarat is a nominal head and representative of the President of india in the state of Gujarat. The governor is appointed by the president...