governor general

or gov·er·nor-gen·er·al

noun,plural governors general, governor generals.
  1. a governor who is chief over subordinate or deputy governors.

Origin of governor general

First recorded in 1580–90

Other words from governor general

  • gov·er·nor-gen·er·al·ship, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for governor general

governor general

nounplural governors general or governor generals
  1. the representative of the Crown in a dominion of the Commonwealth or a British colony; vicegerent

  2. British a governor with jurisdiction or precedence over other governors

Derived forms of governor general

  • governor-generalship, noun

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