- the state of being a mate.
- Australian. a mode of conduct among Australian men that stresses equality, friendship, and solidarity.
Origin of mateship
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The Bedouin of tradition suggests the Anzac in his ideals of mateship and of stoicism.G. H. Q.
With its first great refinement, in becoming the fight for mateship, the combative instinct was still more valuable to evolution.Problems of the Pacific
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
- Australian the comradeship of friends, usually male, viewed as an institution
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