- 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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Governorship — Gov ern*or*ship, n. The office of a governor. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
governorship — index direction (guidance) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
governorship — [guv′ər nərship΄] n. the position, function, or term of office of a governor … English World dictionary
governorship — [[t]gʌ̱vnə(r)ʃɪp[/t]] governorships N COUNT The governorship of a particular country or state is the position of being its governor. Governorship is also used to refer to the period of time a particular person spends being the governor of a… … English dictionary
governorship — UK [ˈɡʌvə(r)nə(r)ʃɪp] / US [ˈɡʌvərnərˌʃɪp] noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms governorship : singular governorship plural governorships a governor s job, or the period of time when someone is a governor … English dictionary
governorship — noun Date: 1658 1. the office of governor 2. the period of incumbency of a governor … New Collegiate Dictionary
governorship — /guv euhr neuhr ship , euh neuhr /, n. the duties, term in office, etc., of a governor. [1635 45; GOVERNOR + SHIP] * * * … Universalium
governorship — noun The office, or the term of a governor … Wiktionary
governorship — gov|ern|or|ship [ˈgʌvənəʃıp US vərnər ] n [U] the position of being governor, or the period during which someone is governor … Dictionary of contemporary English
governorship — gov|er|nor|ship [ gʌvərnər,ʃıp ] noun count or uncount a governor s job or the period of time someone is a governor … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English