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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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In both cases, the military governor of Patagonia had issued the same "new constitution" for the newly conquered territory, forbidding "all unions and political parties" and claiming that the "royal commandos of Patagonia were to observe the most perfect politeness toward the population that has welcomed us with such jubilation."
The military governor answered directly to the chief of the general staff.
The loyalty of 8thcentury assassin Nie Yinniang (Shu Qi) is tested when she's sent to kill a military governor, who just so happens to be the man she was once meant to marry.
Yinniang is sent to kill her former fiance, a military governor whose current marriage is in trouble.
After fluffing her last assignment, her loyalty is tested when she's sent to kill a military governor, who just happens to be the man she was once meant to marry.
The Sound Of Music | 1954: Colonel Gamel Abdal Nasser became prime minister and military governor of Egypt, having seized power while President Neguib was away.
In his last report as military governor for Puerto Rico, Brigadier General George W.
The city's military governor escaped an assassination attempt that killed a member of his entourage and seriously wounded another, a security official said.
aACAoHe is a former Panamanian politician and soldier -- he was military governor of Panama from 1983 to 1989.
Egyptian deputy military governor decided to put Mubarak under house arrest.
A security meeting was held on Thursday in Tripoli and chaired by Prime Minister Zidan discussed the urgent need to send the newly appointed Military Governor of the South, General Mohamed Al-Thahbi, to the region and take charge of the situation there.

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