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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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governorshipgov‧ern‧or‧ship /ˈɡʌvənəʃɪp $ -vərnər-/ noun [uncountable]  PGOthe position of being governor, or the period during which someone is governor
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governorshipAfter losing the presidency in 1960 and the California governorship in 1962, he came back to be elected president in 1968.His two-term governorship has been an exercise in incessant mutual support between Texas business and Texas politics.The Texas governorship was generally considered to be one of the most significant of the country's gubernatorial prizes.If the jurors were unmoved by the dignity of the presidency, they were not going to be impressed by the governorship.They have a better shot at claiming the governorship.The election for the governorship of Tierra del Fuego was held on the same day.In 1994, Kemp campaigned extensively for Pataki in his race for the governorship.First, both men were conservative Democrats running in the last Southern state to deny any Republican the governorship since Reconstruction.
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