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authorship

[ aw-ther-ship ]
/ ˈɔ θərˌʃɪp /
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noun
origin, especially with reference to an author, creator, producer, etc., of a work: establishing the authorship of early medieval manuscripts.
the occupation or career of writing books, articles, etc.
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Origin of authorship

First recorded in 1700–10; author + -ship
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British Dictionary definitions for authorship

authorship
/ (ˈɔːθəˌʃɪp) /

noun
the origin or originator of a written work, plan, etca book of unknown authorship
the profession of writing books
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