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[chair-muh n-ship] /ˈtʃɛər mənˌʃɪp/
the office or rank of chairman.
Origin of chairmanship
First recorded in 1840-50; chairman + -ship Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • When does he resign the chairmanship of the national committee?

    The Plum Tree David Graham Phillips
  • They elected the seven members of the Presidium, who drew lots for the chairmanship.

    A Slave is a Slave Henry Beam Piper
  • McDuffie resigned his seat and his chairmanship in the House in utter disgust.

    Expansion and Conflict William E. Dodd
  • The chairmanship depended upon the complexion of the Council.

    Lord Randolph Churchill Winston Spencer Churchill
  • This step, as was but natural, brought about a change in the chairmanship of the League.

    Albert Ballin Bernhard Huldermann

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