governorship

noun
gov·​er·​nor·​ship | \ ˈgə-vᵊn-ər-ˌship also ˈgə-vər-nər- How to pronounce governorship (audio) \

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.

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After Republicans won North Carolina’s state legislature and governorship in 2012, the state legislation voted to repeal the Racial Justice Act — and Governor Pat McCrory signed the repeal into law the following year. Madeleine Carlisle, Time, "Their Death Sentences Were Overturned Because of Racial Bias. Now North Carolina Might Leave Them Back on Death Row," 26 Aug. 2019 The security measures will be supported by helicopters in the air, boats and divers in the sea and special forces on land if needed, the Istanbul governorship said in the statement. Gul Tuysuz, CNN, "Istanbul bar owners braced for English soccer fans," 13 Aug. 2019 Bullock, having won Montana’s governorship twice in a state Trump carried by 20.6 points, would be a strong opponent against Sen. Steve Daines. George Will, Twin Cities, "George Will: For the Democrats, it’s winnowing time," 4 Aug. 2019 Bullock, having won Montana’s governorship twice in a state Trump carried by 20.6 points, would be a strong opponent against Senator Steve Daines. George Will, National Review, "For the Democrats, It’s Winnowing Time," 4 Aug. 2019 Bullock, having won Montana’s governorship twice in a state Trump carried by 20.6 points, would be a strong opponent against Sen. Steve Daines. George F. Will, The Denver Post, "Will: For the Democrats, it’s winnowing time," 4 Aug. 2019 So the government’s capture last week by Brexiteers has injected an interesting element of unpredictability into the race to replace Mark Carney, who vacates the governorship in January. The Economist, "What makes Boris Johnson’s favourite economist tick?," 1 Aug. 2019 In the days before his resignation, there were signs that Rosselló’s governorship was unraveling. Washington Post, "Puerto Rico governor says he will resign amid intense political pressure, sweeping protests," 25 July 2019 Marín was briefly replaced by Pedro Pierluisi, who took on the governorship for a few days before the island’s Supreme Court declared his swearing-in to be unconstitutional. Washington Post, "New Puerto Rico governor names 2 members to Cabinet," 22 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of governorship

1658, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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governorship

noun

English Language Learners Definition of governorship

: the job of a governor
: the period when a person is a governor

governorship

noun
gov·​er·​nor·​ship | \ ˈgə-vər-nər-ˌship How to pronounce governorship (audio) , ˈgə-və-nər-\

Kids Definition of governorship

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

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