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Governor

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GOV'ERNOR, n. He that governs, rules or directs one invested with supreme authority. The Creator is the rightful governor of all his creatures.

1. One who is invested with supreme authority to administer or enforce the laws the supreme executive magistrate of a state, commmunity, corporation or post. Thus, in America, each state has its governor Canada has its governor.
2. A tutor one who has the care of a young man one who instructs him and forms his manners.
3. A pilot one who steers a ship. James 3 .
4. One possessing delegated authority. Joseph was governor over the land of Egypt. Obadiah was governor over Ahab's house. Damascus had a governor under Aretas the king.

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The unabridged 1828 version of this dictionary in the SwordSearcher Bible Software.

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Entry for 'Governor'. King James Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/kjd/g/governor.html.

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