governorship

noun gov·er·nor·ship \ ˈgə-vᵊn-ər-ˌship also ˈgə-vər-nər- \
Updated on: 17 Nov 2017

Definition of governorship

1 :the office of governor
2 :the period of incumbency of a governor

Examples of governorship in a Sentence

  1. a candidate for the governorship

  2. The state has done well during her governorship.

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First Known Use of governorship

1658


GOVERNORSHIP Defined for English Language Learners

governorship

noun

Definition of governorship for English Language Learners

  • : the job of a governor

  • : the period when a person is a governor


GOVERNORSHIP Defined for Kids

governorship

noun gov·er·nor·ship \ ˈgə-vər-nər-ˌship , ˈgə-və-nər- \

Definition of governorship for Students

1 :the office or position of governor
2 :the term of office of a governor


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