[guhv-er-ner-it, -nuh-reyt, -uh-ner-, -uh-nuh-]


an administrative division of a country, especially Egypt.

Origin of governorate

First recorded in 1895–1900; governor + -ate3 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for governorate

Contemporary Examples of governorate

  • Washed out campaign posters of President Mohammed Morsi still hang on run-down buildings around the Sharqeyya governorate.

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    Egypt, As Protests Rage, School Begins

    Lauren Bohn

    September 15, 2012