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captainship

[ kap-tuhn-ship ]
/ ˈkæp tənˌʃɪp /
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noun
the ability or skill of a military captain; leadership or generalship.
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Origin of captainship

1400–50; late Middle English. See captain, -ship

OTHER WORDS FROM captainship

sub·cap·tain·ship, noun
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How to use captainship in a sentence

  • My captainship of cavalry was now no longer thought of: I was destined to political employment.

  • When the war lasted, I fared well enough, as long as I kept the captainship my friend had got me ere the woman played me false.

    Captain Ravenshaw|Robert Neilson Stephens
  • There he was offered a captainship, if he would stay and fight a little.

    A Changed Heart|May Agnes Fleming
  • Due to Muriels absence, Marjorie had been asked to assume temporary captainship.

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