championship

[ cham-pee-uhn-ship ]
/ ˈtʃæm pi ənˌʃɪp /

noun

the distinction or condition of being a champion: to win a championship.
advocacy or defense: championship of the underdog.
championships, a series of competitions or contests to determine a champion: the tennis championships.

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Origin of championship

First recorded in 1815–25; champion + -ship

OTHER WORDS FROM championship

pre·cham·pi·on·ship, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for championship

championship
/ (ˈtʃæmpɪənˌʃɪp) /

noun

(sometimes plural) any of various contests held to determine a champion
the title or status of being a champion
support for or defence of a cause, person, etc
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