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noun caretaker, director, elected official, executive, executive leader, government official, highest state official, politician, potentate, public official, statesman
Associated concepts: executive branch of government
See also: caretaker, director, pedagogue, principal, superintendent

GOVERNOR. The title of the executive magistrate in each state and territory of the United States. Under the names of the particular states, the reader will find some of the duties of the governor of such state.

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We would rather abide by your decision, O Excellency Our Governor.
The Governor read, not for the first time, the administration reports of one John Jorrocks, M.
Hence it appears that, except as to the concurrent authority of the President in the article of treaties, it would be difficult to determine whether that magistrate would, in the aggregate, possess more or less power than the Governor of New York.
The one has no particle of spiritual jurisdiction; the other is the supreme head and governor of the national church
see here, senor governor, the shamelessness and boldness of this villain, who in the middle of the town, in the middle of the street, wanted to take from me the purse your worship bade him give me.
There, now," whispered the governor, "it is just as I told you.
Before another sunset, the Governor, and all that rode so proudly with him, were prisoners, and long ere it was known that James had abdicated, King William was proclaimed throughout New England.
I told him," continued the governor, not perceiving his own thoughtlessness, "I told him that I fed my prisoners too well.
The period during which the governors sat in our chair was not very full of striking incidents.
Cabbages grew in plain sight; and a pumpkin-vine, rooted at some distance, had run across the intervening space, and deposited one of its gigantic products directly beneath the hall window, as if to warn the Governor that this great lump of vegetable gold was as rich an ornament as New England earth would offer him.
It don't, T'otherest Governor, and it's no use a lookin' as if you wanted to make out that it did.
Alpatych replied that the Governor had not told him anything definite.

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