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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.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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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.
The Military Governor himself?" was being asked at the other side of the room.
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.
The fourth division commander of the South Sudanese army (SPLA) in Unity state (SPLA) declared himself military governor of Unity state on Saturday after chasing out legitimate governor Joseph Nguen Monytuil.
Petersburg (Leningrad), the son of a general; sent to study at an engineering and artillery school (1757), commissioned as an artillery officer (1761); fought in Poland (1764-1769); transferred to the Turkish front in the Crimea (1770) where he was severely wounded and lost an eye; served under Suvarov; distinguished himself as a major general during the Second Russo-Turkish War at the siege of Ochakov (December 17, 1788), where he was again wounded, and at Izmail (December 22, 1790); he held a variety of administrative posts, including ambassador to Constantinople (Istanbul), governor of Finland, ambassador to Berlin, governor of Lithuania, and military governor of St.
He congratulated the Oba on his ascension to the throne of his forefathers and equally condoled with him over the death of the first Military Governor of Kwara State, Brig.
Officials in the Lakes state government have told Sudan Tribune that the abuse and harassment is occurring after the security services received instructions from the caretaker military Governor Maj-Gen Matur Chut Dhuol.
Duba, who is a former military governor, commended the President for the significant stride in the repositioning of roads, rails and airports across the country.
The seven chiefs asked that Lakes state's caretaker military governor Maj-Gen Matur Chut Dhuol remove the commissioner.

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