The Deadlands Chronicle
The political administrator of an Imperial Province, responsible for domestic affairs within the region to which he is assigned. Governors are appointed by the Imperator, and are usually natives of the province that they administrate. The Empire is is fairly indifferent regarding cultural and religious matters, and thus provinces under Imperial control are allowed to maintain whatever lifestyles they were accustomed to, assuming they submit to taxation and the required period of military service. Governors can enact whatever laws they desire within their provinces, but they rely on a Legatus for all military support, including law enforcement. Because of this, Governors are generally considered merely figureheads, with the real power in the province wielded by the Legatus.