Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The office, functions, sphere of authority, etc., of a governor-general.
“I am no fan of the governor-generalship, but I must question the wisdom of PETA to garner Canadian sympathy with the words "It sounds like she's trying to give Canadians an even more Neanderthal image around the world than they already have.”
“At the expiration of Montmagny's term of office, the governor-generalship was offered by Louis XIV to Maisonneuve, who thought fit to decline.”
“There were to be three governors under him, and he wrote to Burton offering him the governor-generalship of Darfur, with �600 a year.”
“Had such an offer arrived eight years earlier, Burton might have accepted it, but he was fifty-seven, and his post at Trieste, though not an agreeable one, was a “lasting thing,” which the governor-generalship of Darfur seemed unlikely to be.”
“Lord Canning, the successor of Lord Dalhousie, entered on his governor-generalship at a moment full of "unsuspected peril"; for the disaffected in Hindostan had so misread the signs of the times as to believe that England's sun was stooping towards its setting, and that the hour had come in which a successful blow could be struck, against the foreign domination of a people alien in faith as in blood from”
“In the latter year, however, under the governor-generalship of the marquess of”
“Our obvious policy would be, to conciliate the leading men by titles of honour, to conciliate the rising generation by giving them the offices of their own country, and make it a principle of colonial government, that while the command of the forces, or the governor-generalship should be supplied from home, every office below those ranks should be given to those brave and intelligent individuals of the colony who had best earned them.”
“- General José Raon, who superseded La Torre, had fallen into disgrace, and in 1770 Anda was appointed to the governor-generalship of the Islands, specially charged to carry out the royal will with respect to the expulsion of the Jesuits and the defence of Crown rights in ecclesiastical matters.”
“Minister Becerra during the governor-generalship of General La Torre in the time of the Provisional Government in Spain which succeeded the deposed Queen Isabella II.”
“It is my earnest hope and belief that during,, the time of my governor-generalship, this programme will steadily continue, and every advantage will be taken of the great advance in science-which makes many matters possible which would have been despaired of in earlier days.”
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