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Definition of governor:

  1. A contrivance applied to steam engines, water wheels, and other machinery, to maintain nearly uniform speed when the resistances and motive force are variable.
  2. A pilot; a steersman.
  3. One who governs; especially, one who is invested with the supreme executive authority in a State; a chief ruler or magistrate; as, the governor of Pennsylvania.
  4. One who has the care or guardianship of a young man; a tutor; a guardian.

Synonyms:

dictator, agent, enforcer, chief executive, chief minister, the Fed, clearing bank, banker, bursar, regulator, lunch lady, alderwoman, Chancellor of the Exchequer, the FDIC, assemblywoman, governing body, cabinet minister, figurehead, counting house, alderman, the establishment, assemblyman, central bank, alarm, guidance counselor, demagogue, employer, autocrat, credit union, chieftain, building society, chancellor, valve, clearinghouse, bank, enforcer.

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