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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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It has long been in control of Lagos, but this week s elections now put it in charge in five of the region s six states, with the opposition Labour Party holding one governorship.
Republicans, in contrast, "get all excited about taking over the local water commission or the state assembly, or, God knows, the governorship."
Similarly, in 1855 the staunchly anti-Catholic American Party, popularly called the Know-Nothing Party, found itself winning the governorship in Louisiana with a Catholic candidate.