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governor general

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

noun plural governors general or governor generals
the representative of the Crown in a dominion of the Commonwealth or a British colony; vicegerent
British a governor with jurisdiction or precedence over other governors

Derived forms of governor general

governor-generalship, noun
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