governorship

noun gov·er·nor·ship \ ˈgə-vᵊn-ər-ˌship also ˈgə-vər-nər- \
|Updated on: 7 Jun 2018

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

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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GOVERNORSHIP Defined for English Language Learners

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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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