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English definition of “governor”


noun [C]     /ˈɡʌvər/
someone who is officially responsible for controlling a region, city, or organization: a prison/school governor the Governor of TexasOccupations and tradesLeaders of national and regional governmentsColonisation and self-governmentUnited States politics and government
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