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View synonyms for generalship

generalship

[ jen-er-uhl-ship ]

noun

  1. skill as commander of a large military force or unit.
  2. the rank or functions of a general.
  3. management or leadership.


generalship

/ ˈdʒɛnrəlˌʃɪp /

noun

  1. the art or duties of exercising command of a major military formation or formations
  2. tactical or administrative skill


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Word History and Origins

Origin of generalship1

First recorded in 1585–95; general + -ship

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Example Sentences

U.N. mediators are dealt a weak hand: the secretary-generalship itself is a position with many vulnerabilities and few strengths.

Pablo Araneta, tired of generalship without glory, surrendered to the Americans on December 31, 1899.

One would be unwilling to press a certain lack of enthusiasm for their King, or a suspicion of inadequate generalship.

Generalship there was not; every baron and his knights fought his own little battle with the hordesmen confronting.

Garibaldi's bad generalship and bad temper shortened a resistance, that was hopeless from 137 the first.

At first he made mistakes in generalship, but his military skill grew with his experience.

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