Governor

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Administrative leader and head of a polity or political region, ranking under the head of state and in some cases, such as governors-general, as the head of state's official representative.

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Pasha

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Pasha, Pacha or Paşa (paşa; Pashë; باشا), in older works sometimes anglicized as bashaw, was a higher rank in the Ottoman political and military system, typically granted to governors, generals, dignitaries, and others.

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Reichskommissar

The 250,000-year-old Steinheim skull

Reichskommissar (, rendered as "Commissioner of the Empire", "Reich Commissioner" or "Imperial Commissioner"), in German history, was an official gubernatorial title used for various public offices during the period of the German Empire and Nazi Germany.

Chart of current non-self-governing territories

Crown colony

Colony administered by The Crown within the British Empire.

Colony administered by The Crown within the British Empire.

Chart of current non-self-governing territories

There was usually a Governor, appointed by the monarch of the UK on the advice of the Home (UK) Government, with or without the assistance of a local Council.

Mehemet Ali Viceroy of Egypt, by Auguste Couder, 1841.

Wali (administrative title)

Administrative title that was used in the Muslim World (including the Caliphate and Ottoman Empire) to designate governors of administrative divisions.

Administrative title that was used in the Muslim World (including the Caliphate and Ottoman Empire) to designate governors of administrative divisions.

Mehemet Ali Viceroy of Egypt, by Auguste Couder, 1841.

In Algeria, a wāli is the "governor" and administrative head of each of the 58 provinces of the country, and is chosen by the president.

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Lieutenant governor

High officer of state, whose precise role and rank vary by jurisdiction.

High officer of state, whose precise role and rank vary by jurisdiction.

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Often a lieutenant governor is the deputy, or lieutenant, to or ranked under a governor — a "second-in-command", rather like deputy governor.

Governor General of Canada

Federal viceregal representative of the.

Federal viceregal representative of the.

First page of the proclamation of the 1947 Letters Patent as published in the Canada Gazette
Vincent Massey (left foreground), was the first Canadian-born person appointed as viceroy since Confederation.
Michaëlle Jean reciting the oaths of office as administered by Puisne Justice Michel Bastarache, 27 September 2005
Governor General Adrienne Clarkson (right) meets with Russian president Vladimir Putin (left) in the governor general's study of Rideau Hall, 18 December 2000
The Lord Tweedsmuir gives the Throne Speech at the opening of the third session of the 18th Canadian Parliament, 27 January 1938
Governor General David Johnston greeting a crowd during Canada Day celebrations in Ottawa, July 2016.
Michaëlle Jean wearing the insignia of the Order of Canada and Order of Military Merit along with the Canadian Forces Decoration
The present flag of the governor general was adopted in 1981.
Statue of Louis de Buade de Frontenac, the third and sixth governor general of New France at the Quebec Parliament Building.
Political organization of the Province of Canada, after the introduction of responsible government under the Union Act, 1848.
Prince Arthur inspects members of the Canadian Expeditionary Force at Valcartier Camp as the governor general of Canada in 1914.
Marquess of Willingdon (left) during an official visit to Washington, D.C. as the governor general of Canada.
Lord Byng, the 12th governor general of Canada. His role during the King–Byng affair served as a catalyst for change over the role of the governor general in the British Empire.
Georges Vanier, the 19th governor general of Canada. The convention of alternating between anglophone and francophones began with Vanier's appointment.
Jeanne Sauvé (left), Canada's first female governor general
Governor General Adrienne Clarkson (right) toasts Russian president Vladimir Putin in the ballroom of Rideau Hall, 18 December 2000
As the representative of Canada's head of state, the governor general, Michaëlle Jean, welcomes US President Barack Obama to Canada, 19 February 2009

As governor is the noun in the title, it is pluralized thus, governors general, rather than governor generals.

Division of Russia into eight governorates in 1708

Governorate (Russia)

Major and principal administrative subdivision of the Russian Empire.

Major and principal administrative subdivision of the Russian Empire.

Division of Russia into eight governorates in 1708
Subdivisions of the Russian Empire in 1914

A governorate was ruled by a governor (губернатор, gubernator), a word borrowed from Latin gubernator, in turn from Greek κυβερνήτης.

Provinces based on income classification.

Provinces of the Philippines

In the Philippines, provinces are one of its primary political and administrative divisions.

In the Philippines, provinces are one of its primary political and administrative divisions.

Provinces based on income classification.
Map of the Philippines showing the proposed provinces
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1992–present

Each province is governed by an elected legislature called the Sangguniang Panlalawigan and an elected governor.

Luis Durnwalder, Landeshauptmann of South Tyrol 1989–2014

Landeshauptmann

Chairman of a state government and the supreme official of an Austrian state and the Italian autonomous provinces of South Tyrol and Trentino.

Chairman of a state government and the supreme official of an Austrian state and the Italian autonomous provinces of South Tyrol and Trentino.

Luis Durnwalder, Landeshauptmann of South Tyrol 1989–2014

In English speaking countries, the title is usually translated as "governor," though as mentioned above the function corresponds more to that of minister-president or premier.

The first lieutenant governor of Saskatchewan (1905–1910), Amédée E. Forget

Lieutenant Governor (Canada)

Viceregal representative in a provincial jurisdiction of the.

Viceregal representative in a provincial jurisdiction of the.

The first lieutenant governor of Saskatchewan (1905–1910), Amédée E. Forget
A meeting of Canada's lieutenant governors in September 1925; standing, from left to right: Henry William Newlands (Saskatchewan), Walter Cameron Nichol (British Columbia), Frank Richard Heartz (Prince Edward Island), James Albert Manning Aikins (Manitoba); seated, left to right: James Robson Douglas (Nova Scotia), Narcisse Pérodeau (Quebec), Henry Cockshutt (Ontario), and William Frederick Todd (New Brunswick); (missing: Robert Brett (Alberta)
Lieutenant Governor's Commission of Appointment, 1925. Appointing James Robson Douglas as lieutenant governor of Nova Scotia.
Lieutenant Governor's Commission of Appointment, 2006. Appointing Mayann E. Francis as lieutenant governor of Nova Scotia.
George Stanley (left), designer of the Canadian national flag and lieutenant governor of New Brunswick from 1981 to 1987, with his wife, Ruth
Albert Edward Matthews, lieutenant governor of Ontario, whom Mitchell Hepburn avoided completely throughout the latter's service as premier
Canada's governor general, lieutenant governors, Territorial commissioners and their private secretaries, 2016.
Lieutenant Governor of Quebec Pierre Duchesne receives the viceregal salute at Remembrance Day ceremonies in 2010
Lieutenant Governor's Recognition Badge
Ray Lawson, lieutenant governor of Ontario from 1946 to 1952, wearing second-class court uniform

Also, as governor is the main noun in the title, it is the word that is pluralized; thus, it is lieutenant governors, rather than lieutenants governor.