- Governors-GeneralN-COUNT: oft the N of nA Governor-General is a person who is sent to a former British colony as the chief representative of Britain. [BRIT]
...the former Governor-General of New Zealand.
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governor general — n. pl. governors general n. governors general or governor generals 1. a governor who has subordinate or deputy governors, specif., one who is appointed by the British sovereign, as in some countries of the Commonwealth 2. in some countries of the … English World dictionary
governor general — governor generalship, n. pl. governors general, governor generals. 1. a governor who is chief over subordinate or deputy governors. 2. governor (def. 3). Also, governor general. [1580 90] * * * … Universalium
Governor general — Gov ern*or gen er*al A governor who has lieutenant or deputy governors under him; as, the governor general of Canada, of India. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
Governor-General — n someone who represents the King or Queen of Britain in other Commonwealth countries which are not ↑republics ▪ the Governor General of Australia … Dictionary of contemporary English
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Governor General — ► NOUN (pl. Governors General) ▪ the chief representative of the Crown in a Commonwealth country of which the British monarch is head of state … English terms dictionary
Governor-General — the representative of the Crown in Commonwealth countries. Collins dictionary of law. W. J. Stewart. 2001 … Law dictionary
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Governor-General — The term governor general or governor general refers to a vice regal representative of a Monarch in an independent realm or a major colonial circonscription. A governor general is a governor of high rank, or a principal governor ranking above… … Wikipedia
governor general — noun a governor of high rank • Hypernyms: ↑governor * * * ˌGovernor ˈGeneral [Governor General] noun (pl. Governors General … Useful english dictionary
governor-general — | ̷ ̷( ̷ ̷) ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷( ̷ ̷) ̷ ̷ noun (plural governors general or governor generals) : a governor of high rank; especially : one who governs a large territory (as a country) or has lieutenant or deputy governors under him the governor general is … … Useful english dictionary