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governornoun [C]

uk   /ˈɡʌv.ən.ər/  us   /-ɚ.nɚ/ (written abbreviation Gov.)
a ​person in ​charge of a ​particularpoliticalunit: the governor of Texas mainly UK a ​person in ​charge of or ​responsible for a ​particularorganization: a ​prison/​school governor

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governornoun [C]

 us   /ˈɡʌv·ə·nər, -ər·nər/
a ​person in ​charge of an ​organization or of a ​particularpoliticalunit, esp. a US ​state: Governors from most of the 50 ​states will ​meet in Omaha this ​weekend. The ​board of governors of the ​hospitalmeets every ​month.
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governornoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈɡʌvər/
BANKING, ECONOMICS, COMMERCE the ​title of the ​officialleader 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 ​electedofficial in ​charge of a particular ​region or ​state: The governor will ​sign the ​financebill into ​law tomorrow.governor of sth Mr Fox was previously the governor of the ​state of Guanajuato.
Governor ( abbreviation Gov) the ​title of an ​electedofficial 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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