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mastership

[mas-ter-ship, mah-ster-]
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noun
  1. the office, function, or authority of a master.
  2. control; command: to have mastership over one's desires.
  3. mastery, as of a subject.
  4. expert skill or knowledge: He played with the mastership of a devoted musician.

Origin of mastership

late Middle English word dating back to 1375–1425; see origin at master, -ship
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Examples from the Web for mastership

Historical Examples

  • But there is also an idea of mastership in the abstract, which is relative to the idea of slavery in the abstract.

    Parmenides

    Plato

  • But that the eye recognises this is the demonstration of the painter's own mastership.

    Holbein

    Beatrice Fortescue

  • I had to assert all my mastership to keep Paddy from singing.

    The O'Ruddy

    Stephen Crane

  • The other vacancy was a mastership in a school in Portland, Oregon.

  • But I agree heartily with your feeling that you are too young, yet, to assume their mastership.


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