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Governor

1. The head of a bank, especially but not necessarily a central bank. For example, the highest post in the Bank of England is called the Governor.

2. More generally, a term for some chief executives, especially heads of political subdivisions. For example, the head of an American state is called a governor.
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One thing remains clear-Republicans are the dominant party in the states, holding a majority of state legislatures, governorships, lieutenant governorships, secretaries of state and half of the nation's attorneys general.
The governorship vote is due to end Thursday in the northern states of Kaduna and Bauchi -- areas which saw some of the worst riots.
The governorship vote is due to end on Thursday in the northern states of Kaduna and Bauchi -- areas which saw some of the worst riots.
From his records as professor of economics, ex-chief economic advisor to the President and immediate past governor of the Nigerian Central Bank, Soludo stands out as primus inter pares among the candidates lined up for the Anambra governorship race.
We hope he will break new ground in his governorship during the remainder of his term.
This passage, perhaps more than any other, captures that dual function of "generic parody" and "social satire" that Wilson identifies with Sancho's governorship.
It took ages to get it all sorted out--cost Bill Clinton the governorship of Arkansas and was part of the reason Carter lost the Presidency.
NASA scientists say Phil Angelides' chances of winning the governorship were last spotted soaring past the former planet Pluto.
Miriam "Ma" Ferguson: First Woman Governor Of Texas by Judy Alter is the amazing biography of Miriam Ferguson and her remarkable journey to the governorship of the great state Texas.
If one looks at the pattern since 1960, in his first year in office, a President's party controls only one more governorship than the party had in the election year.
Even if Spitzer wanted to, he doesn't have time to bring both the Grasso and Greenberg cases to trial and win them before, say, June, when the politicking for the New York State governorship gets hotter and heavier.