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They tend to be primary school governors. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The moves are likely to alarm prison governors. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The advanced security checks will stop extremists becoming school governors or charity chiefs. Times, Sunday Times (2014)You should write to the chairman of the governors as a matter of urgency. Times, Sunday Times (2012)At last there was something that both the committee and the governor could agree on. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It should be a question for the governors of individual schools. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Many of the prison governors were appointed directly from service in the armed forces. The Prisons We Deserve (1994)The chairman of governors cannot brush you off. Times, Sunday Times (2014)As was having to resign as a school governor at a local school. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Give prison governors more freedom and establish league tables for jail performance? Times, Sunday Times (2016)One claimed that a chairman of governors had been reduced to tears by hostile questions from one inspector. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The civil governor acted as intermediary. A Social History of Modern Spain (1991)Barbados had the oldest system of local representative partnership in the form of a governor's executive committee. The Collins History of the World in the 20th Century (1994)A male school governor was more blunt. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Each colony had a governor. The American Nation: A History of the United States to 1877 (1995)We will put governors in charge, giving them the autonomy they need to run prisons in the way they think best. Times, Sunday Times (2016)I was recently a member of a primary school governors' panel charged with appointing a new deputy head. Times, Sunday Times (2012)His fellow members included the governors of Kentucky and Tennessee. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Below them sit so-called provincial governors, in charge of smaller chunks of territory. Times, Sunday Times (2014)First, when they vote, board members are governors. Christianity Today (2000)You could also make a formal complaint to a special governors' committee, which is supposed to be independent. Times, Sunday Times (2015)A spokesman for his department confirmed: 'This governor is acting within the code. Times, Sunday Times (2009)
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British English: governor NOUN
In some systems of government, a governor is a person who is in charge of the political administration of a region or state.
He was governor of the province.
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