Definition of state governor in English:

state governor

noun

  • The governor of a nation or state; now specifically (also with capital initial(s)) the elected head of one of the states of the United States.

    In Australia and some other regions with ‘state governments’ the leader is called premier rather than state governor.

Origin

Early 17th century; earliest use found in Christopher Lever (fl. 1598–1627), religious writer and poet.