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governor general

or governor-general

noun, plural governors general, governor generals.
a governor who is chief over subordinate or deputy governors.
governor (def 3).
Origin of governor general
First recorded in 1580-90
Related forms
governor-generalship, noun Unabridged
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  • There will be no American "governor general" of Syria, in the manner of Paul Bremer's disastrous role in Iraq.

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British Dictionary definitions for governor general

governor general

noun (pl) governors general, governor generals
the representative of the Crown in a dominion of the Commonwealth or a British colony; vicegerent
(Brit) a governor with jurisdiction or precedence over other governors
Derived Forms
governor-generalship, noun
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