Definition for GOV'ERN-OR


  1. He that governs, rules or directs; one invested with supreme authority. The Creator is the rightful governor of all his creatures.
  2. One who is invested with supreme authority to administer or enforce the laws; the supreme executive magistrate of a state, community, corporation or post. Thus, in America, each state has its governor; Canada has its governor.
  3. A tutor; one who has the care of a young man; one who instructs him and forms his manners.
  4. A pilot; one who steers a ship. James iii.
  5. One possessing delegated authority. Joseph was governor over the land of Egypt. Obadiah was governor over Ahab's house. Damascus had a governor under Aretes the king.

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