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mastership

[mas-ter-ship, mah-ster-] /ˈmæs tərˌʃɪp, ˈmɑ stər-/
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
1375-1425
late Middle English word dating back to 1375-1425; See origin at master, -ship
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  • 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.

  • If this mastership wants to govern the planet under the Emperor, they may do so.

    A Slave is a Slave Henry Beam Piper
  • But everybody from the green robes down were provided for by the mastership.

    A Slave is a Slave Henry Beam Piper
  • Mr. Chmidd, could you or Mr. Hozhet tell me what kind of a constitution the mastership has?

    A Slave is a Slave Henry Beam Piper
  • Now we have to call the mastership this new name, Commonwealth.

    A Slave is a Slave Henry Beam Piper
  • The Management of Business of the mastership, however, had promised to do something about it.

    A Slave is a Slave Henry Beam Piper

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