the duties, term in office, etc., of a governor.
- sub·gov·er·nor·ship, noun
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How to use governorship in a sentence
This isn’t a first-past-the-post contest in which the governorship is suddenly thrown wide open.Why is Caitlyn Jenner running this particular campaign? | Philip Bump | May 6, 2021 | Washington Post
California businessman John Cox, who has challenged Newsom previously for the governorship launched his Meet the Beast Bus Tour Tuesday morning at Miller Regional Park in Sacramento.Caitlyn Jenner releases campaign ad and social media reacts- ‘enough already’ | Brody Levesque | May 4, 2021 | Washington Blade
If Republicans can flip the six seats they need to take control of the chamber, they will break Democrats’ total control over Virginia state government even if Democrats win the governorship.
In past midterms, a sizable number of governorships have switched party hands, too, often with major political ramifications.
He increased the RNC’s budget from $19 million in 1977 to $45 million in 1980, enabling the once moribund party to win substantial victories in state legislatures, governorships and Congress.Bill Brock was the forgotten father of the modern GOP | Seth Blumenthal | March 26, 2021 | Washington Post
Self-funding Democrat Tom Wolf is running a singular battle for the governorship of Pennsylvania.
During his governorship, Bush oversaw the construction of 38 prisons.
During her campaign for the governorship in 2000, she was diagnosed with breast cancer, now in remission.Never Bet Against Senator Heidi Heitkamp, North Dakota’s Rising Star | Sandra McElwaine | January 23, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Voters also swept Republicans into the governorship and control of the state legislature.North Carolina Punishes Owners of Gas Efficient Cars | Daniel Gross | June 11, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
By 1976, after Arch Moore was exposed as what he was, Rockefeller won the governorship and served two terms.
Mayor Packard, your education as a politician has yet to be completed before you will be fit for the governorship of a state.The Mayor's Wife | Anna Katherine Green
The Court of Proprietors voted by a large majority for his release and restoration to his governorship.Private Letters of Edward Gibbon (1753-1794) Volume 1 (of 2) | Edward Gibbon
The seat of a governorship of low grade, like a kaimakamlik, is always a home of oppression in Turkey.The Cradle of Mankind | W.A. Wigram
His tenure of the governorship of Urmi had been brief; but like the kingship of Roumania was always a pleasant reminiscence.The Cradle of Mankind | W.A. Wigram
About 1840 he was offered the governorship of St. Lucia, but his love for his native island caused him to decline the offer.
British Dictionary definitions for governorship
the office, jurisdiction, or term of a governor
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