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governorate

[guhv-er-ner-it, -nuh-reyt, -uh-ner-, -uh-nuh-] /ˈgʌv ər nər ɪt, -nəˌreɪt, -ə nər-, -ə nə-/
noun
1.
an administrative division of a country, especially Egypt.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900; governor + -ate3
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