gubernatorial

Part of speech: adjective

Of or pertaining to a governor.

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Usage examples "gubernatorial":

  1. Of course I thought at the time that this was all bravado and brag; but the boy was in earnest, and sure enough he got into the Legislature, became Lieutenant- Governor, and by the death of the Governor he slipped into the gubernatorial chair, and at last crawled into the United States Senate. - "Forty Years a Gambler on the Mississippi", George H. Devol.
  2. She afterwards swung around the circle to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, where she obtained from the Governor of that State a requisition on the Governor of Ohio, at Columbus, upon whom she waited and requested him to designate her as the person to whom should be delegated the power under the law to convey the fugitive, Hodges, to the Keystone State; but the private secretary of the Governor of Ohio suspecting that the person who had presented the papers, and for whose benefit they had been issued, would make improper use of them, they were returned to the Governor of Pennsylvania, whereupon she had made Columbus ring with denunciations of gubernatorial corruption, and threatened to cause the impeachment of Pennsylvania's Executive, although those two commonwealths were never completely shattered by her. - "The Spiritualists and the Detectives", Allan Pinkerton.
  3. In gubernatorial proclamations, the phrase modestly employed is-" Our Town of York." - "Toronto of Old", Henry Scadding.