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headship

[hed-ship]
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noun
  1. the position of head or chief; chief authority; leadership; supremacy.

Origin of headship

First recorded in 1575–85; head + -ship
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Examples from the Web for headship

Historical Examples

  • From the first their eyes were fixed on the headship of the state as their final goal.

    The Memorabilia

    Xenophon

  • "The headship of a party not even in existence," he murmured.

  • Partly this headship was hereditary, not from father to son, but it might be from brother to brother, and so on.

  • Hamilton did not have to be urged to take the headship of the Treasury.

  • Pattison was thirty-eight when he missed the headship of his college.


British Dictionary definitions for headship

headship

noun
  1. the position or state of being a leader; command; leadership
  2. education, British the position of headmaster or headmistress of a school
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