governor-in-council

noun

plural governors-in-council
1
: the governor of a British colony acting with the advice and usually in the presence of the executive council but not always with its consent
referred to and decided by the governor in councilNigeria Order in Council, 1946
2
: governor-general-in-council
Canadian statutes … confer many and varied powers directly upon the governor-in-councilAlexander Brady

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“Governor-in-council.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/governor-in-council. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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