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governor

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈɡʌvər/
BANKING, ECONOMICS, COMMERCE the title of the official leader of some organizations, or member of a group that is in charge of some organizations: There will be changes to the way the BBC trains its new governors.governor of sth His latest role was as governor of the Open Market Committee. Dolan is also on the board of governors of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
GOVERNMENT an elected official in charge of a particular region or state: The governor will sign the finance bill into law tomorrow.governor of sth Mr Fox was previously the governor of the state of Guanajuato.
Governor ( abbreviation Gov) the title of an elected official in charge of a particular region or state: Governor Patrick is seeking re-election in November. Gov Jim Doyle of Wisconsin an interview with Govs Granholm and McDonell
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