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dealership

[ dee-ler-ship ]
/ ˈdi lərˌʃɪp /
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noun

authorization to sell a commodity: He got the dealership for the area after a long investigation into his credit status.
a sales agency or distributor having such authorization.

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Origin of dealership

First recorded in 1915–20; dealer + -ship
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