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  1. governor-generalnoun

    An official appointed by the reigning British monarch to govern a Commonwealth realm as the monarch's representative.

  2. governor-generalnoun

    An official in a similar position in other countries.

    Nikolai Bobrikov served as governor-general of the Grand Duchy of Finland from 1898 until his untimely death in 1904.


  1. Governor-general

    Governor-general (plural governors-general), or governor general (plural governors general), is the title of an office-holder. In the context of governors-general and former British colonies, governors-general are appointed as viceroy to represent the monarch of a personal union in any sovereign state over which the monarch does not normally reign in person. Governors-general have also previously been appointed in respect of major colonial states or other territories held by either a monarchy or republic, such as Japan in Korea and France in Indochina.


  1. Governor-General

    A Governor-General or Governor General is a vice-regal representative of a monarch in an independent realm or a major colonial state. Depending on the political arrangement of the territory, a Governor General can be a governor of high rank, or a principal governor ranking above "ordinary" governors.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of governor-general in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of governor-general in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of governor-general in a Sentence

  1. Julie Payette:

    I have come to the conclusion that a new Governor General should be appointed. Canadians deserve stability in these uncertain times.

  2. Jacinda Ardern:

    I would prioritize of course, alongside the governor-general, doing our duty in representing New Zealand and to pass on the condolences of our whole nation, i do expect there will be a number of leaders looking to pay respects and tribute to the Queen.

  3. Gough Whitlam, Prime Minister of Australia, in a speech in 1975.:

    Well may we say God save the Queen, because nothing will save the Governor-General.


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