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[kap-tuh n-ship]
  1. captaincy.
  2. 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
Related formssub·cap·tain·ship, noun
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Examples from the Web for captainship

Historical Examples of captainship

  • There he was offered a captainship, if he would stay and fight a little.

    A Changed Heart

    May Agnes Fleming

  • 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