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[guhv-er-ner-ship, -uh-ner-] /ˈgʌv ər nərˌʃɪp, -ə nər-/
the duties, term in office, etc., of a governor.
Origin of governorship
1635-45; governor + -ship
Related forms
subgovernorship, noun Unabridged
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  • Meantime Tostig but succeeded indifferently in the governorship of Northumbria.

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

    Mixed Faces Roy Norton
  • The following two years of the governorship of D. Martinez were turbulent with the discord of rivals and their factions.

    The History of Cuba, vol. 2 Willis Fletcher Johnson
  • During his three years in the governorship, he had lived in the palace at Williamsburg.

    Patrick Henry Moses Coit Tyler
  • In 44 he was city praetor, and Caesar promised him the governorship of Macedonia at the expiration of his term of office.

British Dictionary definitions for governorship


the office, jurisdiction, or term of a governor
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