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Meaning of "governor general" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF GOVERNOR GENERAL

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF GOVERNOR GENERAL

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preposition
conjunction
determiner
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Governor general is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES GOVERNOR GENERAL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

governor general

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.

Definition of governor general in the English dictionary

The definition of governor general in the dictionary is the representative of the Crown in a dominion of the Commonwealth or a British colony; vicegerent. Other definition of governor general is a governor with jurisdiction or precedence over other governors.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE GOVERNOR GENERAL

government issue
government man
government monopoly
Government Printing Office
government securities
government stock
government-owned corporation
governmental
governmentalise
governmentalism
governmentalist
governmentalize
governmentally
governmentese
governor
Governor-General
governor-generalship
governorate
governors general
governorship

WORDS THAT END LIKE GOVERNOR GENERAL

agent-general
attorney general
Auditor General
brigadier general
consulate general
director general
director-general
federal
four-star general
funeral
general
Governor-General
in general
inspector general
judge advocate general
lieutenant general
major general
mineral
secretary-general
surgeon general
vicar general

Synonyms and antonyms of governor general in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «governor general» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF GOVERNOR GENERAL

Find out the translation of governor general to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of governor general from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «governor general» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

总督
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

gobernador general
570 millions of speakers

English

governor general
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

गवर्नर जनरल
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

الحاكم العام
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

генерал-губернатор
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

governador-geral
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

গভর্নর জেনারেল
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

gouverneur général
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Gabenor jeneral
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Generalgouverneur
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

総督
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

총독
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Gubernur jendral
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

thống đốc điều hành
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கவர்னர் ஜெனரல்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

राज्यपाल
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Genel Vali
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

governatore generale
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

gubernator Generalny
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

генерал - губернатор
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

guvernatorul General
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

γενικό διοικητή
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

goewerneur-generaal
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

generalguvernör
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Generalguvernør
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of governor general

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «GOVERNOR GENERAL»

The term «governor general» is quite widely used and occupies the 49.461 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «GOVERNOR GENERAL» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about governor general

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «GOVERNOR GENERAL»

Discover the use of governor general in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to governor general and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Parliament, the Executive and the Governor-General: A ...
This book on federal executive power in Australia examines what the Commonwealth government can do withour legislative authorization, and considers in detail the constitutional relationships between the Queen and the Governor-General, the ...
George Winterton, 1983
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William John McKell: Boilermaker, Premier, Governor-General
In this first full-length biography of William McKell in nearly thirty years, Christopher Cunneen provides a vivid portrait of the development of this important and in some ways enigmatic Labor figure, and an insight into New South Wales ...
Christopher Cunneen, 2000
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The Law-dictionary, Explaining the Rise, Progress, and ...
considering the same the governor-general and the majority in council still differ in opinion, the governor-general may suspend or reject the measure so proposed in part or in whole, or carry it into execution, as he shall think fit. § 50.
Sir Thomas Edlyne Tomlins, Thomas Colpitts Granger, 1835
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Ordinances Made and Passed by the Governor General [v. 3. ...
Québec (Province). Certain per" tous to be transported to Bermuda. Certain other persons who have fled from justice ; If found at large within the Protince to suffer death. Power to the Governor to permit the return of the persons transported and  ...
Québec (Province)., 1838
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John Buchan: Model Governor General
An accomplished Scottish journalist, soldier, head of intelligence, and Member of Parliament, John Buchan (1875-1940) is best known for penning thrillers such as The Thirty-Nine Steps.
J. William Galbraith, 2013
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Indian Educational Policy 1913: Being A Resolution Issued by ...
This scarce antiquarian book is a selection from Kessinger Publishing's Legacy Reprint Series.
Governor General India Governor General, 2010
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Abstract of the Proceedings of the Council of the ...
Abstract of the Proceedings of the Council of the Governor- General of India assembled for the purpose of making Laws and Regulations under the provisions of the Act of Parliament 24 and 25 Vic. cap. 67. The Council met at Government ...
India. Imperial Legislative Council, 1864
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Journal of an Embassy from the Governor-General of India to ...
AGENT TO THE GOVERNOR-GENERAL, ON A MISSION TO THE EASTWARD. POLITICAL DEPARTMENT. SIR, YOUR appointment as Agent to the Governor- General, to proceed on a Mission to Siam and Cochin China, has been already ...
John Crawfurd, 2000
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Journal of an Embassy from the governor-general of India to ...
on all doubtful points connected with the boundaries of the ceded territories, the Governor-General in Council would lay it down, as a rule for your guidance, that the Burmese should have the benefit of the most liberal construction of the Treaty.
John Crawfurd, Buckland, Clift, 1834
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Proceedings at the India House, Relative to Warren Hastings, ...
were bound to prove, and which he or his friends were at liberty to deny and to refute j — but the Governor General of Bengal was to be recalled upoa a charge which contained. nothing but general assertion and empty declamation ; a charge ...
Warren Hastings, 1782

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «GOVERNOR GENERAL»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term governor general is used in the context of the following news items.
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Governor General Invites Canadians to Rideau Hall Movie Nights
OTTAWA, July 13, 2015 /CNW/ - His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will host the second annual Rideau Hall ... «Canada NewsWire, Jul 15»
2
Frolic in the Grove
Governor General Sir Patrick Allen lauded the administrators and others associated with the hospital for ensuring excellent service over the ... «Jamaica Observer, Jul 15»
3
Canada's governor general visits with evacuees | Video
Governor General David Johnston made a brief stop in Regina on Wednesday to meet with evacuees at Evraz Place and hear their stories of ... «Regina Leader-Post, Jul 15»
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New Zealand Governor General's Visit To Singapore Boosts …
New Zealand's Governor-General Jerry Mateparae will be concluding his three-day state visit to Singapore on July 8. The visit was at the ... «International Business Times AU, Jul 15»
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Governor General in Whitehorse to open Yukon Commissioner's office
The Governor General is packing his bags this weekend for a trip to the Yukon. His Excellency David Johnston will be in Whitehorse to dedicate ... «CBC.ca, Jul 15»
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Governor General visits Calgary for show jumping tournament
David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, arrives at Spruce Meadows by landau for the Parade Of Nations at The North American ... «Calgary Herald, Jul 15»
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Governor General to Visit Calgary and Whitehorse
OTTAWA, July 3, 2015 /CNW/ - Their Excellencies the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, and Mrs. Sharon Johnston will visit ... «Canada NewsWire, Jul 15»
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Poroshenko invites Canadian Governor General to visit Ukraine in …
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has sent his best wishes to Canadian Governor General David Johnston to mark his country's national ... «Interfax, Jul 15»
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HM King congratulates Burundi, Rwanda Presidents, Canada …
His Majesty the King also sent a cable of congratulations and good wishes to the Governor General of Canada David Johnston on his country's ... «Bahrain News Agency, Jul 15»
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Pan Am torch relay: Governor General runs at Rideau Hall
The Pan Am torch relay hits Rideau Hall on Tuesday morning as Gov. Gen. David Johnston takes his turn in the ceremony. He received the ... «CBC.ca, Jun 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Governor general [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/governor-general>. Jun 2020 ».
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