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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 New York is the head of government of the U.S. state of New York. The governor is the head of the executive branch of New York's state...
- 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...
- there were also three governors of Minnesota Territory. Alexander Ramsey, the first territorial governor, also served as state governor several years later...
- 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 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 Hawaii (Hawaiian: Ke Kiaʻaina o Hawaiʻi) is the chief executive of the state of Hawaii and its various agencies and departments, as provided...
- Governor-general (plural governors-general) or governor general (plural governors general), in modern usage, is the title of an office-holder appointed...
- The governor of the State of Maryland heads the executive branch of the government of the State of Maryland, and is the commander-in-chief of the state's...
- The Governor of Colorado is the chief executive of the U.S. state of Colorado. The governor is the head of the executive branch of Colorado's state government...
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