Definition of gubernatorial in US English:



  • Relating to a state governor or the office of state governor.

    ‘a gubernatorial election’
    • ‘The gubernatorial election would be determined by the city's 83 councillors.’
    • ‘Before this date, the minister is expected to appoint a caretaker whose main task will be to prepare a gubernatorial election.’
    • ‘The new organization demanded wider public participation and transparency during the next gubernatorial election.’
    • ‘Virginia is one of only two states with gubernatorial races this election year.’
    • ‘Widespread money politics was often reported during regional gubernatorial and regental elections.’
    • ‘Between now and next year, 38 states and two territories will hold gubernatorial elections.’
    • ‘Her brother Mitch is lieutenant governor and a future gubernatorial prospect.’
    • ‘The gubernatorial election regulation requires that a candidate should be at least a senior high school graduate.’
    • ‘In between times, things are tightly controlled by the gubernatorial staff.’
    • ‘After the attorney helped a gubernatorial candidate win an election, he became the governors counsel.’
    • ‘Interestingly, these PR projects began to multiply after gubernatorial elections were done away with late last year.’
    • ‘So the California gubernatorial recall election has been delayed until March.’
    • ‘In contrast, a mayoral or gubernatorial election involves specific candidates, so it imposes stability.’
    • ‘I hope the administration is serious in this effort, and not just making empty promises ahead of the gubernatorial election.’
    • ‘The Californian gubernatorial election had just got under way and everyone and their brother-in-law seemed to be running.’
    • ‘They are still finding uncounted ballots in Washington state from last fall's gubernatorial election.’
    • ‘The gubernatorial election is still not over in Washington state.’
    • ‘According to the bill, the province is allowed to arrange direct gubernatorial elections, whenever it is ready.’
    • ‘We're excited about your son's hopeful gubernatorial election this year.’
    • ‘He expressed the hope that stability during gubernatorial elections might signal the return of security and order in the province.’
    managerial, management, directorial, directing, executive, organizational, controlling, governmental, supervisory, regulatory
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Mid 18th century: from Latin gubernator ‘governor’ (from gubernare ‘steer, govern’, from Greek kubernan ‘to steer’) + -ial.