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The office, term, or jurisdiction of a governor.
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(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the office, jurisdiction, or term of a governor
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(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"
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مَنْصِب الحاكِم أو الوالي
úřad guvernéra
kormányzó ügyköre/hatásköre
úrad guvernéra


[ˈgʌvənəʃɪp] Ngobierno m, cargo m de gobernador(a)
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n (= office)Gouverneursamt nt; (= period)Amtszeit fals Gouverneur
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(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
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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. But Tu Fu was no man of affairs, and knew it.
"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.
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.
Musa Wada the governorship candidate of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) for the November election in Kogi State has won party primary.
Justice Oathman Musa of the Federal Capital Territory High Court, Bwari, Abuja, has nullified the nomination of Senator Ademola Adeleke as candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the September 2018 governorship election in Osun State.
Van Governorship organized tree planting event on Wednesday as a start of the range of commemoration events for the memory of 2011 earthquake victims.
Replying to a question, he lambasted CM, Punjab Mian Shahbaz Sharif for issuing tall claims about his (Governor's) Governorship, as God Almighty had bestowed Punjab's Governorship to him (Makhdoom).
The ruling Peoples Democratic Party lost two states -- Ogun and Oyo -- to the opposition Action Congress of Nigeria in Tuesday s governorship elections, the reports said.