gov·​er·​nor·​ship ˈgə-vᵊn-ər-ˌship How to pronounce governorship (audio)
 also  ˈgə-vər-nər-
: the office of governor
: 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 on the Web Graham was first elected to the governorship in 1978 and held office for eight years. Alexandra Glorioso, Miami Herald, 19 Apr. 2024 Newsom has highlighted homelessness as the top policy priority of his governorship, and in doing so, also made the issue his greatest political vulnerability. Taryn Luna, Los Angeles Times, 18 Apr. 2024 See all Example Sentences for governorship 

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Word History

First Known Use

1658, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of governorship was in 1658

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“Governorship.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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