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governor general

n, pl governors general or governor generals
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the representative of the Crown in a dominion of the Commonwealth or a British colony; vicegerent
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) Brit a governor with jurisdiction or precedence over other governors
ˌgovernor-ˈgeneralˌship n

gov′ernor gen′eral

or gov′ernor-gen′eral,



n., pl. governors general, governor generals.
1. a governor who has authority over subordinate or deputy governors.
2. (caps.) the representative of the crown in some countries of the Commonwealth of Nations.
[1580–90]
gov′ernor-gen′er•al•ship, n.
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governor - the head of a state government
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governor general

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