governor NOUN 1) an official appointed to govern a town or region. 2) the elected executive head of a US state. 3) the representative of the British Crown in a colony or in a Commonwealth state that regards the monarch as head of state. 4) the head of a public institution. 5) a member of a governing body. 6) Brit. informal the person in authority. 7) a device automatically regulating the supply of fuel, steam, or water to a machine.
DERIVATIVES governorate noun governorship noun.

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