Definition of Governor General

1. Noun. A governor of high rank.

Generic synonyms: Governor



Definition of Governor General

1. Proper noun. (politics) governor general, a specific case of ¹

2. Noun. (Canada) An official appointed by the reigning British monarch to govern a Commonwealth realm as the monarch's representative. ¹

3. Noun. (politics) An official in a similar position in other countries. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Literary usage of Governor General

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1. The American Journal of International Law by American Society of International Law (1910)
"The king may authorize the governor-general to appoint any person to be his deputy within the L'nion during his temporary absence, and in that capacity to ..."

2. The History of British India by James Mill, Horace Hayman Wilson (1858)
"Governor-General resolves on immediate War.—Import of the Circumstances.—Opinions in India.—Nizam Ali receives more English Troops and dismisses the French. ..."

3. A General Collection of the Best and Most Interesting Voyages and Travels in by John Pinkerton (1812)
"This day was accordingly doubly remarkable, both on account of the holiday, and of the arrival of the new governor-general, who is always received with ..."

4. The Law and Custom of the Constitution by William Reynell Anson (1892)
"But the Governor-General must take the orders of the Secretary of State 1, and facilities of ... Indian legislation is effected by the Governor-General in ..."

5. The Dictionary of National Biography by Sidney Lee (1908)
"Bentinck was still governor-general when the East India Company's Charter Act of 1833 was passed, whereby he became the first ' governor-general of India ..."

6. The Imperial Gazetteer of India by Sir William Wilson Hunter (1885)
"In the administration of the Province, the Governor-General is aided by a council composed of the Chief Secretary, the Archbishop of Goa, or, in his absence ..."

7. History of the Discovery and Settlement of the Valley of the Mississippi: By by John Wesley Monette (1848)
"... —William CC Claiborne Governor-general of the Province of Lou isiana.— (general James Wilkinson Commander-in-chief of the Army. ..."

8. The Annual Register of World Events: A Review of the Year (1843)
"... gained by General Noli—He ejects a Junction with General Pollock at Cabul. — Proclamation by the Governor-general for the Evacuation ..."

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