[jen-er-uh l-ship]


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

Origin of generalship

First recorded in 1585–95; general + -ship Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for generalship

Historical Examples of generalship

  • Let us begin from the time when I assumed my generalship, if that is early enough.



  • This was a man who had a standing battle with Xenophon about the generalship of the army.



  • Yet surely (replied Socrates) that is only an infinitesimal part of generalship.

  • It is the last bit of generalship remaining—a change of front—a change of front!'

    Lord Kilgobbin

    Charles Lever

  • The Hermitage that night proved a fitting field for her generalship.

    The Genius

    Margaret Horton Potter

British Dictionary definitions for generalship



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