nounpl. governors general or governor generals
- a governor who has subordinate or deputy governors, specif., one who is appointed by the British sovereign, as in some countries of the Commonwealth
- in some countries of the Commonwealth, a person appointed as a symbolic representative of the British sovereign
nounpl. gov·er·nors-gen·er·al, or gov·er·nor-gen·er·als
A governor of a large territory who has other subordinate governors under his or her jurisdiction.
- (politics) governor general, a specific case of