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Governor, 1) one invested with supreme authority: “her lord, her g., her king,” Merch. III, 2, 167. Shr. V, 2, 138. “Rome's gracious g.” Tit. V, 3, 146 (== emperor).
2) one who rules a country or place with delegated authority: Meas. I, 2, 164. Meas. I, 2, 164 R2 II, 1, 220. H5 III, 3, 1. H6A I, 4, 20. IV, 1, 3. H6B IV, 1, 89. Oth. II, 1, 30. Oth. II, 1, 30 V, 2, 367. Per. I, 4, 56. Per. I, 4, 56 IV, 6, 57. IV, 6, 57 V, 1, 4. V, 1, 4 V, 1, 4
3) one who has the care of a young man, a tutor: being ordained his (the young king's) “special g.” H6A I, 1, 171.
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