headship

[ hed-ship ]
/ ˈhɛd ʃɪp /
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noun

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

Origin of headship

First recorded in 1575–85; head + -ship
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British Dictionary definitions for headship

headship

/ (ˈhɛdʃɪp) /

noun

the position or state of being a leader; command; leadership
education, British the position of headmaster or headmistress of a school
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