military governor


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military governor

The military commander or other designated person who, in an occupied territory, exercises supreme authority over the civil population subject to the laws and usages of war and to any directive received from the commander's government or superior.
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Noun1.military governor - the head of a government established by the military (as in a defeated country)military governor - the head of a government established by the military (as in a defeated country)
burgrave - the military governor of a German town in the 12th and 13th centuries
governor - the head of a state government
margrave - the military governor of a frontier province in medieval Germany
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The Military Governor of Moscow, who had been assiduous in sending aides-de-camp to inquire after the count's health, came himself that evening to bid a last farewell to the celebrated grandee of Catherine's court, Count Bezukhov.
Everyone stood up respectfully when the Military Governor, having stayed about half an hour alone with the dying man, passed out, slightly acknowledging their bows and trying to escape as quickly as from the glances fixed on him by the doctors, clergy, and relatives of the family.
When the Military Governor had gone, Prince Vasili sat down all alone on a chair in the ballroom, crossing one leg high over the other, leaning his elbow on his knee and covering his face with his hand.
Finally, he was discovered by the military governor of the province of Ssuch`uan, who applied on his behalf for the post of Restorer of Ancient Monuments in the district, the one congenial appointment of his life.
There is a civil governor, appointed by the King of Portugal, and also a military governor, who can assume supreme control and suspend the civil government at his pleasure.
If on-going projections remain intact till next year February, former Kaduna State military governor, Colonel Abubakar Dangiwa Umar may square it up with incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari in the presidential contest.
Tiburcio Hilario, then military governor of Pampanga, needed to end the discord so he sent 'a bevy of Pampanga beauties' led by Praxedes Fajardo and Nicolasa Dayrit, both leaders of the local Red Cross, to pacify the two generals.
Abdul-Razeq al-Nadhouri as military governor for that region.
A small selection of the range: a French - Latin - Chinese dictionary from the year 1813, the Official Journal including legislation related to the Ionian Islands from the 1820s, a print of an article from Stefanie of Belgium about female emancipation (1909), and a set of personal photos from Belgium's Military Governor von der Goltz, which he forgot when he left the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
1954: Colonel Gamel Abdal Nasser became prime minister and military governor of Egypt, having seized power while President Neguib was away from the capital.
In both cases, the military governor of Patagonia had issued the same "new constitution" for the newly conquered territory, forbidding "all unions and political parties" and claiming that the "royal commandos of Patagonia were to observe the most perfect politeness toward the population that has welcomed us with such jubilation.
The military governor answered directly to the chief of the general staff.

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