Definition of governorship
1 : the office of governor
2 : the period of incumbency of a governor
Examples of governorship in a Sentence
a candidate for the governorship
The state has done well during her governorship.
Recent Examples of governorship from the Web
Moreover, 31 of the 50 state governments have the same party holding the governorship and a majority in both legislative houses.
That makes this week perhaps the last consequential days of his governorship; the constitution requires the state to pass a balanced budget by the end of the fiscal year.
His governorship has gone into the vegetative state.
In November, the pro-statehood party took over the governorship and both houses of the legislature.
Cillizza: Brownback, from the second he was elected, portrayed his governorship as an experiment in conservative governance.
The PAN party was poised to win the governorship of Nayarit, while preliminary counts for Coahuila were too close to call.
Sarandos was one of 13 candidates for a governorship on behalf of the executives branch, which instead advanced incumbent Daniel R. Fellman, along with former Disney chief and former Academy treasurer Dick Cook, Lucy Fisher and David Linde.
All 120 seats of the New Jersey Legislature are up for grabs in November, along with the governorship currently held by Republican Gov. Chris Christie.
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First Known Use of governorship
GOVERNORSHIP Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of governorship for English Language Learners
: the job of a governor
: the period when a person is a governor
GOVERNORSHIP Defined for Kids
Definition of governorship for Students
1 : the office or position of governor
2 : the term of office of a governor
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