friendship

[frend-ship]

noun

the state of being a friend; association as friends: to value a person's friendship.
a friendly relation or intimacy.
friendly feeling or disposition.

Origin of friendship

before 900; Middle English; Old English frēondscipe. See friend, -ship
Related formspre·friend·ship, noun

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Word Origin and History for friendship
n.

Old English freondscipe; see friend (n.) + -ship.

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