governorship

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

Origin:
1635–45; governor + -ship

subgovernorship, noun
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governorship (ˈɡʌvənəˌʃɪp)
 
n
the office, jurisdiction, or term of a governor

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Example sentences
The position of attorney general has historically been a stepping-stone to the governorship.
The lieutenant governor stands in immediate succession to the governorship if such is necessary.
Additionally, the speaker is second in line for succession to the governorship in the event of such need.
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