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governorship

[guhv-er-ner-ship, -uh-ner-] /ˈgʌv ər nərˌʃɪp, -ə nər-/
noun
1.
the duties, term in office, etc., of a governor.
Origin
1635-1645
1635-45; governor + -ship
Related forms
subgovernorship, noun
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  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for governorship

governorship

/ˈɡʌvənəˌʃɪp/
noun
1.
the office, jurisdiction, or term of a governor
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