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gubernatorial (adj.)

1734, formed in American English from Latin gubernator "a governor" (see govern) + -al (1). OED marks it "Chiefly U.S.," and Century Dictionary says "Chiefly in newspaper use." As English words, gubernator was in use from 1520s, gubernation from mid-15c., but both are rare.

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Definitions of gubernatorial

gubernatorial (adj.)
relating to a governor;
gubernatorial election
From wordnet.princeton.edu