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governor

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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"Judges have been appointed to settle that matter," said the Governor. "They will presently come in steamers and hear the witnesses."
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.
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."
The governor, at my request, gave the sign for Caesar and Brutus to advance towards us.
"We shall see," said the inspector; then, turning to the governor, "On my word, the poor devil touches me.
While this cry was at the loudest, the people were surprised by the well-known figure of Governor Bradstreet himself, a patriarch of nearly ninety, who appeared on the elevated steps of a door, and, with characteristic mildness, besought them to submit to the constituted authorities.
Really, my dear governor, I begin to think you are acting ceremoniously with me."
The period during which the governors sat in our chair was not very full of striking incidents.
With many variations, suggested by the nature of his building materials, diversity of climate, and a different mode of social life, Governor Bellingham had planned his new habitation after the residences of gentlemen of fair estate in his native land.
''Totherest Governor,' replied Mr Riderhood, mollified and mysterious, 'I know wot it is to be loud, and I know wot it is to be soft.
A few minutes later the Governor received Alpatych and hurriedly said to him:
"And about the Governor at tea time," chuckled unrepentant Dan.

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