governor-in-council

noun

Definition of governor-in-council

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 council
  • Nigeria 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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