[ chair-muhn-ship ]


  1. the office or rank of chairman.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of chairmanship1

First recorded in 1840–50; chairman + -ship

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Example Sentences

The chairmanship election, they argued, was as rigged as the 2020 presidential race.

His path to winning the county chairmanship — just like Stutts’ team in South Carolina, and Grubbs in Cobb County, Georgia — relied on turning out droves of newcomers to flood the county party and vote for him.

If the audience members weren't delegates, the rallies won't have gotten Wood any closer to the chairmanship.

I mean, even when going back to my chairmanship, when you try to change the system for the better, you realize that there is a greater resistance inside the structure itself, and people find ways to justify not making that change.

I personally commit to giving up my board seats and chairmanship in favor of new people, ideally people of color, who have previously not had access to such positions.

From Fortune

Once she lost the chairmanship of her Kadima party, Tzipi Livni resigned and formed a new party—Hatenua.

Looking ahead, in 2015 he will rise to the Chairmanship of the House Ways and Means Committee.

Obviously, the RGA chairmanship was tailor made for Governor Christie when he assumed the position on November 21, 2013.

Reince is threatening that and he is for it, and he is staking his chairmanship on it.

Yelton was promptly asked to resign from his GOP precinct chairmanship after the interview.

He was all for change and innovation, and managed to get the principle of formal election to the chairmanship established.

Then came the question, when I was asked to assume the chairmanship for one more year, of how it might best be occupied.

But it was agreed that the chairmanship should be held in abeyance until the platform had been formulated and adopted.

It certainly looked that way, but the result of the election for the temporary chairmanship proved to be misleading.

Promptly thereat he had resigned the chairmanship of this committee, thus leaving Magnus at its head.


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