A Governor-General or Governor General is broadly, a representative of an executive authority in an independent real or a colonial state. Typically, but not exclusively, the Governor-General is a vice-regal representative of a monarch. However, republics have also made use of the title in their own colonial endeavors. Depending on the political arrangement of the territory, a Governor General can be a governor of high rank, or a principal governor ranking above "ordinary" governors.
Present-day Governors-General often excercise the functions of the heads of state of the realms or commonwealths over which they preside. Those powers are usually ceremonial at most.
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