Meaning of governatrice in English:

governatrice

Pronunciation /ˌɡʌv(ə)nəˈtriːs/ /ˌɡʌvənəˈtriːs/

noun

rare
  • A female ruler or governor; = "governess".

Origin

Mid 16th century; earliest use found in Thomas Cranmer (1489–1556), archbishop of Canterbury. Either from Italian governatrice.