governorship [guhv-er-ner-ship, -uh-ner-] EXAMPLES|WORD ORIGIN noun the duties, term in office, etc., of a.
Origin of governorship First recorded in 1635–45;+ Related formssub·gov·er·nor·ship, noun Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 Examples from the Web for governorship Contemporary Examples of governorship
Self-funding Democrat Tom Wolf is running a singular battle for the governorship of Pennsylvania.
April 14, 2014
During his governorship, Bush oversaw the construction of 38 prisons.
April 12, 2014
During her campaign for the governorship in 2000, she was diagnosed with breast cancer, now in remission.
January 23, 2014
Voters also swept Republicans into the governorship and control of the state legislature.
June 11, 2013
By 1976, after Arch Moore was exposed as what he was, Rockefeller won the governorship and served two terms.
January 11, 2013
Historical Examples of governorship
He’s out to get the Republican nomination for the governorship.
During his three years in the governorship, he had lived in the palace at Williamsburg.
Moses Coit Tyler
My son was in the army; he is so still, but holds a Governorship in the West Indies.
Charles James Lever
De la Noue resigned to him the governorship, and left the city.
G. A. Henty
Nor indeed could it be, richly though he had deserved that or any other governorship.
W. L. (William Lawson) Grant
British Dictionary definitions for governorship governorship noun the office, jurisdiction, or term of a governor Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012