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In English law. The title of a viceroy, governor general, ambassador, or commander in chief.In American law. This title is given to the governor of Massachusetts by the constitutionof that state; and it is commonly given, as a title of honor and courtesy, to the governors of tlie other states aud to thepresident of the United States. It is also customarily used by foreign ministers in addressingthe secretary of state in written communications.


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