Governor

(redirected from governorships)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Encyclopedia.

Governor

1. The head of a bank, especially but not necessarily a central bank. For example, the highest post in the Bank of England is called the Governor.

2. More generally, a term for some chief executives, especially heads of political subdivisions. For example, the head of an American state is called a governor.
References in periodicals archive ?
Twenty five Afghani women attend to copper crafting course in Public Education Center of Erzincan governorship.
According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, which tracks party representation in the country's 50 state governments, Democrats now control all three bases of power--the governorship and both houses of the state legislature--in 14 states and Republicans in 23, with only 12 states sharing power.
Gomez (Tamaulipas), whose late cardenista governorships are explored in good essays by Michael Ervin and Stephen Lewis: here readers see that agrarian or indigenista governors who attempted state-wide revolutions on the authority of the governor's sash alone quickly became beholden to the federation's political or economic largesse, such that their projects rose or fell proportionally to support from Mexico City.
This region underwent a different course of administrative development than the governorships west of the Urals because it lacked developed porneshchik authority to supplement state power at the local level and because many of its districts were mining and metallurgical centers requiring a special condominium between civil-administrative and production-management authority.
In every instance but one, the party that seized the White House held more governorships in the year before it took office than in the subsequent year it lost the presidential election.
Similarly, in 1855 the staunchly anti-Catholic American Party, popularly called the Know-Nothing Party, found itself winning the governorship in Louisiana with a Catholic candidate.
In the race for governorships, the Democrats made gains, but Republicans still hold the majority of Governor's mansions across the nation (see sidebar, p.
All 435 House seats, 34 of 100 Senate seats and 36 of 50 state governorships are at stake tomorrow.
Working in the Democrats' favor was not only the large number of Republican governorships up this year but the large number of contests with no incumbent seeking reelection.
TOKYO, March 25 Kyodo Campaigns for the governorships of 12 of Japan's 47 prefectures started Thursday, with voting to take place April 11.
Cuba: President Hugo Chavez's ruling party made gains Sunday, as he was recovering from cancer surgery in Cuba, snatching a few governorships from opposition rivals, the National Electoral Council said.
Back then, Democrats controlled a large majority of governorships and state legislatures, and the Republican Party was trying to blend in behind the moderate face of Gerald Ford.