Definition of gubernatorial adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌɡuːbənəˈtɔːriəl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌɡuːbərnəˈtɔːriəl//
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connected with the job of state governor in the US a gubernatorial candidate gubernatorial duties Word Origin mid 18th cent.: from Latin gubernator ‘governor’ (from gubernare ‘steer, govern’, from Greek kubernan ‘to steer’) + -ial.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: gubernatorial