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The office, term, or jurisdiction of a governor.


(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the office, jurisdiction, or term of a governor


(ˈgʌv ər nərˌʃɪp, -ə nər-)

the position, duties, or term of office of a governor.
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Noun1.governorship - the office of governor
berth, billet, post, situation, position, office, place, spot - a job in an organization; "he occupied a post in the treasury"
مَنْصِب الحاكِم أو الوالي
úřad guvernéra
kormányzó ügyköre/hatásköre
úrad guvernéra


[ˈgʌvənəʃɪp] Ngobierno m, cargo m de gobernador(a)


n (= office)Gouverneursamt nt; (= period)Amtszeit fals Gouverneur


(ˈgavəmənt) noun
1. the people who rule a country or state. the British Government.
2. the way in which a country or state is ruled. Democracy is one form of government.
3. the act or process of governing.
governmental (gavnˈmentl) adjective
ˈgovernor noun
1. in the United States, the head of a state. the Governor of Ohio.
2. a member of the committee of people who govern a school, hospital etc. He is on the board of governors.
3. a person who governs a province or colony.
ˈgovernorship noun
References in classic literature ?
To which Sancho replied, "Ever since I have sniffed the governorship I have got rid of the humours of a squire, and I don't care a wild fig for all the duennas in the world.
He was so unworldly and so little of a courtier that when the new Emperor Su Tsung returned in triumph to the capital and appointed him Imperial Censor, he fulfilled his new duties by telling his majesty the whole unpalatable truth in a manner strangely free from ornamental apology, and was promptly rewarded with the exile of a provincial governorship.
The secrets of the Bastile are never handed over with the keys of the governorship.
He fought and traveled, attended to his estates in Ireland, to his business in Cornwall, to his governorship in Jersey.
We hear that the Governorship has been offered to Colonel Rawdon Crawley, C.
She had proposed to make this clear to them at dinner with allusions to her late father's governorship, and also at the same time to hint that it was exceedingly stupid of them to turn away on meeting her.
The king generally bestowed the governorships of the American colonies upon needy noblemen, or hangers-on at court, or disbanded officers.
AHEAD of the battle for the soul of Delta State come 2019, a one-time governorship aspirant and chieftain of the People's Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Sunny Onuesoke, has said that no opposition formula or strategy can unseat the PDP from the government come 2019.
Chesda was tapped for the governorship in March 2016 after holding the office of deputy governor for one week.
King Salman's career in government is characterized by his two-time governorship of Riyadh, becoming known affectionately as "Prince of the Princes".
Ex governor also thanked to Rasheed for expressing confidence by him on his governorship.
Bayelsa State Governor, Henry Seriake Dickson has described the Supreme Court ruling upholding his victory in the last governorship election in the State as well deserved.