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English definition of “governor general”

governor general

noun [C]     (plural governors general)
the main representative of a country in another country that is controlled by the first country , especially the representative of the British king or queen in a country that is a member of the Commonwealth Colonisation and self-government
(Definition of governor general noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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