governor-in-council

noun
plural governors-in-council

Definition of governor-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-council— Alexander Brady

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