[mas-ter-ship, mah-ster-]


the office, function, or authority of a master.
control; command: to have mastership over one's desires.
mastery, as of a subject.
expert skill or knowledge: He played with the mastership of a devoted musician.

Origin of mastership

late Middle English word dating back to 1375–1425; see origin at master, -ship Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for mastership

Historical Examples of mastership

  • But there is also an idea of mastership in the abstract, which is relative to the idea of slavery in the abstract.

  • But that the eye recognises this is the demonstration of the painter's own mastership.


    Beatrice Fortescue

  • I had to assert all my mastership to keep Paddy from singing.

    The O'Ruddy

    Stephen Crane

  • The other vacancy was a mastership in a school in Portland, Oregon.

  • But I agree heartily with your feeling that you are too young, yet, to assume their mastership.