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governor

Pronunciation: /ˈgʌvənər; ˈgʌvənə(r)/

Translation of governor in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1 (of state, province, colony) gobernador, (masculine, feminine)
    Example sentences
    • The name ‘Australia’ was formally adopted and popularized in 1817 by the British governor of the colony of New South Wales.
    • They ruled their colonies through governors who obeyed orders without question.
    • Trinidad was still a British colony, run by a British governor.
  • 2 (of institution) school governor (British English/inglés británico) [ miembro de un consejo escolar ] a board of governors un consejo directivo
    Example sentences
    • McCreevy next picked a public row with the governor of the bank of Italy for trying to block a Dutch takeover of an Italian bank.
    • The achievements of the council in meeting its goals are a shining reflection of its diligence, and bear testimony to the commitment of the institution's governors.
    • It has signed up tens of thousands of new workers by getting governors to grant public workers the right to form unions.
  • 3 [Mech] regulador (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • The engines are equipped with governors that limit the top speed to 62 MPH.
    • A speed-limiting governor, to limit the maximal speed, may be used.
    • The Government should not succumb to pressure by vested interests and should make speed governors for vehicles compulsory, at the earliest.

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