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Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Governournoun

    Etymology: gouverneur, French.

    It must be confessed, that of Christ, working as a creator and a governour of the world by providence, all are partakers. Richard Hooker, b. v. s. 56.

    They beget in us a great idea and veneration of the mighty author and governour of such stupendious bodies, and excite and elevate our minds to his adoration and praise. Richard Bentley.

    For the kingdom is the Lord’s, and he is the governour among the nations. Ps. xxii. 28.

    The magistrate cannot urge obedience upon such potent grounds as the minister, if so disposed, can urge disobedience: as, for instance, if my governour should command me to do a thing, or I must die, or forfeit my estate; and the minister steps in and tells me, that I offend God, and ruin my soul, if I obey that command, ’tis easy to see a greater force in this persuasion. Robert South, Sermons.

    To you, lord governour,
    Remains the censure of this hellish villain. William Shakespeare, Othello.

    To Eltam will I, where the young king is,
    Being ordain’d his special governour;
    And for his safety there I’ll best devise. William Shakespeare, Henry VI.

    The great work of a governour is to fashion the carriage, and form the mind; to settle in his pupil good habits, and the principles of virtue and wisdom. John Locke.

    Behold also the ships, which though they be so great, and are driven of fierce winds, yet they are turned about with a very small helm, whithersoever the governour listeth. Ja. iii. 4.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of governour in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of governour in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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