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[ ri-tey-ner-ship ]
/ rɪˈteɪ nərˌʃɪp /


the condition of being a retainer or of having retainers.

Nearby words

retained menstruation, retained object, retained object complement, retained testis, retainer, retainership, retaining ring, retaining wall, retake, retaliate, retaliation

Origin of retainership

First recorded in 1560–70; retainer1 + -ship Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for retainership

  • They had settled upon the Prince of India in a kind of retainership.

    The Prince of India, Volume II|Lew. Wallace