professorship

[pruh-fes-er-ship]

noun

the office or post of a professor.

Nearby words

  1. professionalize,
  2. professor,
  3. professorate,
  4. professorial,
  5. professoriate,
  6. proffer,
  7. profibrinolysin,
  8. proficiency,
  9. proficiency badge,
  10. proficient

Origin of professorship

First recorded in 1635–45; professor + -ship

Related formssub·pro·fes·sor·ship, noun

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Word Origin and History for professorship

professorship

n.

1640s, from professor + -ship.

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