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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.
gov′ernor-gen′er•al•ship, n.
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The first stone of a new college had been laid but a few days before, by the Governor General.
But one man was killed on the same occasion; and from the very window whence he received his death, the very flag which shielded his murderer (not only in the commission of his crime, but from its consequences), was displayed again on the occasion of the public ceremony performed by the Governor General, to which I have just adverted.
With a facetious smile on his face, he was telling the ladies about last Wednesday's meeting of the Imperial Council, at which Sergey Kuzmich Vyazmitinov, the new military governor general of Petersburg, had received and read the then famous rescript of the Emperor Alexander from the army to Sergey Kuzmich, in which the Emperor said that he was receiving from all sides declarations of the people's loyalty, that the declaration from Petersburg gave him particular pleasure, and that he was proud to be at the head of such a nation and would endeavor to be worthy of it.
In the case of an emergency, the governor general passes the ordinance immediately subject to London's power to disallow it rather than wait till the central legislative assembly expresses its refusal a cumbrous situation.
In the capital Canberra and Sydney city, His Majesty will hold meetings with the governor general, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull as well as a number of officials and parliamentary leaders.
We remember American governors general through street names in Manila, like Taft Avenue (named after William Howard Taft, the first US governor general, who served in 1901-1903), Harrison (after Francis Burton Harrison, 1913-1921), or that street near the University of Santo Tomas known as Por-bes (after William Cameron Forbes, 1908-1913).
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This is the first visit of Vaset new governor general to Ilam province.
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According to the Pakistani embassy, High Commissioner Jilani conveyed the greetings of the President Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif to the Governor General, the Government and the people of Jamaica.
The Governor General congratulated Sri Lanka for ushering peace to all citizens and for the post conflict development and reconciliation achievements.

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