Definition of gubernatorial in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌɡ(j)uːbənəˈtɔːrɪəl/


Relating to a governor, particularly that of a state in the US: a gubernatorial election
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  • According to the bill, the province is allowed to arrange direct gubernatorial elections, whenever it is ready.
  • The gubernatorial election regulation requires that a candidate should be at least a senior high school graduate.
  • The new organization demanded wider public participation and transparency during the next gubernatorial election.


Mid 18th century: from Latin gubernator 'governor' (from gubernare 'steer, govern', from Greek kubernan 'to steer') + -ial.

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