the state of being a mate.
Australian. a mode of conduct among Australian men that stresses equality, friendship, and solidarity.
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How to use mateship in a sentence
No one, who had lived under and seemed to accept the principle of mateship, had ever before done as Charley had done.The Black Opal | Katharine Susannah Prichard
The Bedouin of tradition suggests the Anzac in his ideals of mateship and of stoicism.G. H. Q. | Frank Fox
With its first great refinement, in becoming the fight for mateship, the combative instinct was still more valuable to evolution.Problems of the Pacific | Frank Fox
British Dictionary definitions for mateship
Australian the comradeship of friends, usually male, viewed as an institution
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