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governor

  
  ( governors    plural  )
1       n-count; n-title   In some systems of government, a governor is a person who is in charge of the political administration of a region or state.  
He was governor of the province in the late 1970s..., Governor William Livingston addressed the New Jersey Assembly.     
2       n-count   A governor is a member of a committee which controls an organization such as a school or a hospital.  
Governors are using the increased powers given to them to act against incompetent headteachers., ...the chairman of the BBC board of governors.     
3       n-count   In some British institutions, the governor is the most senior official, who is in charge of the institution.  
The incident was reported to the prison governor.     


Governor-General        ( Governors-General    plural  ) A Governor-General is a person who is sent to a former British colony as the chief representative of Britain.  
  (BRIT)      n-count   oft the N of n  
...the former Governor-General of New Zealand.     
lieutenant governor        ( lieutenant governors    plural  )
1       n-count   A lieutenant governor is an elected official who acts as the deputy of a state governor in the United States.  
  (AM)  
2       n-count   A lieutenant governor is an official elected by the Canadian government to act as a representative of the British king or queen in a province of Canada.  
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governor

  
  
administrator, boss     (informal)   chief, commander, comptroller, controller, director, executive, head, leader, manager, overseer, ruler, superintendent, supervisor  

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