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military governor

the military officer in command of a military government.
Origin of military governor
An Americanism dating back to 1860-65 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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Contemporary Examples
  • A military governor ordered the total evacuation of their coveted land, banished the bones to the outskirts.

Historical Examples
  • John Anderson had been for an hour or more in the company of the military governor.

    The Loyalist James Francis Barrett
  • "Do not disturb yourself, General de Prerolles," said the military governor.

    Zibeline, Complete Phillipe de Massa
  • There is also a military governor of the fortress, and a company of artillery.

    Cyprus Franz von Lher
  • So far we have considered Maisonneuve as a military governor.

  • It appears that they have heard that his grandfather was the military governor of New York.

    L. P. M. J. Stewart Barney
  • Actually, but not in name, he was the military governor of the island.

    Porto Rico Arthur D. Hall
  • The military governor was to continue to exercise executive power.

    The Path of Empire Carl Russell Fish
  • On owning that I had no pass from the military governor, I was denied admittance.

    Romantic Spain John Augustus O'Shea
  • But if Terry was a military governor and Harris his agent, they were legal.

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