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Saturday, November 02, 2002

Definitions for gubernatorial

  1. Of or pertaining to a governor.

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Citations for gubernatorial
In 1780 John Hancock was elected the first governor of Massachusetts under its new constitution and thereafter was easily reelected whenever he chose to run. His gubernatorial career was marked by his inability to prevent a fiscal and currency crisis in the mid-1780s. , The Reader's Companion to American History
Jesse Ventura did not abandon his rough habits or smooth his swagger during the gubernatorial campaign, and a plurality of the audience evidently felt charmed rather than insulted. Paul Gray, Time
Origin of gubernatorial
1725-1735
Gubernatorial is from Latin gubernator, "governor," from gubernare, "to govern," which is also the source of govern.
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