Meaning of “governor general” in the English Dictionary

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"governor general" in British English

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governor generalnoun [ C ]

uk /ˌɡʌv.ən.ə ˈdʒen.ər.əl/ us /ˌɡʌv.ɚ.nɚ ˈdʒen.ɚ.əl/ 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

(Definition of “governor general” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)