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Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Definitions for gubernatorial

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

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Citations for gubernatorial
Or if he had got into the gubernatorial primary on his own hook, he would have taken a realistic view. But this was different. He had been called. He had been touched. He had been summoned. And he was a little bit awe-struck by the fact. Robert Penn Warren, All the King's Men, 1946
But I determined to make an effort, only hoping so to interest the jury, as to secure a recommendation to gubernatorial clemency and light sentence. Warren Wildwood, "The Horse Stealers of Illinois: A Lawyer's Story," Thrilling Adventures Among the Early Settlers, 1861
Origin of gubernatorial
Gubernatorial is an Americanism that came to English in the 1700s from the Latin gubernātor meaning "steersman, governor."