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headship

[ hed-ship ]

noun

  1. the position of head or chief; chief authority; leadership; supremacy.


headship

/ ˈhɛdʃɪp /

noun

  1. the position or state of being a leader; command; leadership
  2. education the position of headmaster or headmistress of a school


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Word History and Origins

Origin of headship1

First recorded in 1575–85; head + -ship

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Example Sentences

On the 4th of July she had conquered for herself the headship of that powerful brotherhood.

Of all objects of human ambition, that headship was best worth struggling for.

In connection with the headship of St Johns College there existed a rather curious custom.

"Where the McGregor sits," he would affirm, "there is the head of the table," and so he cares nothing about the nominal headship.

You must cease in any case to retain the headship of the house, even for the few days of the term that remain.

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