gubernatorial

[ goo-ber-nuh-tawr-ee-uh l, -tohr-, gyoo- ]
/ ˌgu bər nəˈtɔr i əl, -ˈtoʊr-, ˌgyu- /

adjective

of or relating to a state governor or the office of state governor.

Nearby words

  1. gubber-tushed,
  2. gubbins,
  3. gubernaculum,
  4. gubernaculum dentis,
  5. gubernaculum testis,
  6. guberniya,
  7. guck,
  8. guddle,
  9. gude,
  10. gudea

Origin of gubernatorial

1725–35, Americanism; < Latin gubernātōr- (stem of gubernātor) steersman, governor + -ial

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British Dictionary definitions for gubernatorial

gubernatorial

/ (ˌɡjuːbənəˈtɔːrɪəl, ˌɡuː-) /

adjective

mainly US of or relating to a governor

Word Origin for gubernatorial

C18: from Latin gubernātor governor

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Word Origin and History for gubernatorial

gubernatorial

adj.

1734, formed in American English from Latin gubernator (see govern) + -al (1). As an English word, gubernator was in use from 1520s but is rare.

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