governorship [guhv-er-ner-ship, -uh-ner-] EXAMPLES|WORD ORIGIN noun the duties, term in office, etc., of a governor.

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  • Origin of governorship First recorded in 1635–45; governor + -ship Related formssub·gov·er·nor·ship, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 Examples from the Web for governorship Contemporary Examples of governorship

  • Self-funding Democrat Tom Wolf is running a singular battle for the governorship of Pennsylvania.

    Lone Wolf Winning in Pennsylvania

    Ben Jacobs

    April 14, 2014

  • During his governorship, Bush oversaw the construction of 38 prisons.

    Prison Reform is Bigger in Texas

    Olivia Nuzzi

    April 12, 2014

  • During her campaign for the governorship in 2000, she was diagnosed with breast cancer, now in remission.

    Never Bet Against Senator Heidi Heitkamp, North Dakota’s Rising Star

    Sandra McElwaine

    January 23, 2014

  • Voters also swept Republicans into the governorship and control of the state legislature.

    North Carolina Punishes Owners of Gas Efficient Cars

    Daniel Gross

    June 11, 2013

  • By 1976, after Arch Moore was exposed as what he was, Rockefeller won the governorship and served two terms.

    Rockefeller’s Retirement

    Michael Tomasky

    January 11, 2013

  • Historical Examples of governorship

  • He’s out to get the Republican nomination for the governorship.

    Mixed Faces

    Roy Norton

  • During his three years in the governorship, he had lived in the palace at Williamsburg.

    Patrick Henry

    Moses Coit Tyler

  • My son was in the army; he is so still, but holds a Governorship in the West Indies.


    Charles James Lever

  • De la Noue resigned to him the governorship, and left the city.

    Saint Bartholomew’s Eve

    G. A. Henty

  • Nor indeed could it be, richly though he had deserved that or any other governorship.

    The Tribune of Nova Scotia

    W. L. (William Lawson) Grant

  • British Dictionary definitions for governorship governorship noun the office, jurisdiction, or term of a governor Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

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