governor general

governor general

governor general or gov·er·nor-gen·er·al EXAMPLES|WORD ORIGIN noun, plural governors general, governor generals. a governor who is chief over subordinate or deputy governors. governor(def 3).

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  • Origin of governor general First recorded in 1580–90 Related formsgov·er·nor-gen·er·al·ship, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 Examples from the Web for governor general Contemporary Examples of governor general

  • The position he coveted, governor-general of the Philippines, went to Judge William Howard Taft.

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  • Historical Examples of governor general

  • He would be proposed by the Governor-General, and nominated by the Porte for four years.


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  • The lieutenant-governors of the provinces are appointed by the governor-general in council.

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  • After the war was over, he won great fame as governor-general of India from 1786 to 1794.

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  • Nehru said calmly, shaking hands with the Governor-General of Pakistan.

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  • British Dictionary definitions for governor general governor general noun plural governors general or governor generals the representative of the Crown in a dominion of the Commonwealth or a British colony; vicegerent British a governor with jurisdiction or precedence over other governors Derived Formsgovernor-generalship, noun Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

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