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generalship

[jen-er-uh l-ship]
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noun
  1. skill as commander of a large military force or unit.
  2. the rank or functions of a general.
  3. management or leadership.
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Origin of generalship

First recorded in 1585–95; general + -ship
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Examples from the Web for generalship

Historical Examples

  • Let us begin from the time when I assumed my generalship, if that is early enough.

    Cyropaedia

    Xenophon

  • This was a man who had a standing battle with Xenophon about the generalship of the army.

    Anabasis

    Xenophon

  • Yet surely (replied Socrates) that is only an infinitesimal part of generalship.

  • It is the last bit of generalship remaining—a change of front—a change of front!'

    Lord Kilgobbin

    Charles Lever

  • The Hermitage that night proved a fitting field for her generalship.

    The Genius

    Margaret Horton Potter


British Dictionary definitions for generalship

generalship

noun
  1. the art or duties of exercising command of a major military formation or formations
  2. tactical or administrative skill
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