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retainership

[ri-tey-ner-ship]
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noun
  1. the condition of being a retainer or of having retainers.

Origin of retainership

First recorded in 1560–70; retainer1 + -ship
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Examples from the Web for retainership

Historical Examples

  • They had settled upon the Prince of India in a kind of retainership.

    The Prince of India, Volume II

    Lew. Wallace