gu·​ber·​na·​to·​ri·​al | \ ˌgü-bər-nə-ˈtȯr-ē-əl How to pronounce gubernatorial (audio) , ˌgyü-, ˌgu̇-, -bə- \

Definition of gubernatorial

: of or relating to a governor the gubernatorial election

Examples of gubernatorial in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Papagan was 15 years old when California held its first and only other gubernatorial recall election. Jennifer Swann, The New Republic, 10 Sep. 2021 In the second segment of the podcast, CalMatters politics reporter Laurel Rosenhall and political analyst Paul Mitchell join to talk about California's gubernatorial recall election. Rick Klein, ABC News, 10 Sep. 2021 San Diego County had more than 66 percent turnout for the 2003 gubernatorial recall election, and the registrar estimates a 70 percent turnout for this recall election. Deborah Sullivan Brennan, San Diego Union-Tribune, 10 Sep. 2021 By the time next week’s edition of this newsletter publishes, California’s gubernatorial recall election will be over. Los Angeles Times, 9 Sep. 2021 Well over six million voters have already cast ballots in California's gubernatorial recall election. Kabir Khanna, CBS News, 8 Sep. 2021 The ramifications of a gubernatorial recall are uncertain. Anna Wiene, The New Yorker, 8 Sep. 2021 With California's second-ever gubernatorial recall election quickly approaching, Republican front-runners continue to battle for votes as the path to victory narrows. Teny Sahakian, Fox News, 7 Sep. 2021 California’s gubernatorial recall election day is just a week away. Kellie Hwang, San Francisco Chronicle, 7 Sep. 2021

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First Known Use of gubernatorial

1734, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for gubernatorial

Latin gubernator governor, steersman, from gubernare to govern — more at govern

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“Gubernatorial.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Sep. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of gubernatorial

: of or relating to the governor of a U.S. state or to the position of governor


gu·​ber·​na·​to·​ri·​al | \ ˌgü-bər-nə-ˈtȯr-ē-əl How to pronounce gubernatorial (audio) , ˌgyü- \

Kids Definition of gubernatorial

: relating to a governor

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