the act or fact of ruling or the state of being ruled: Foreign rulership of the country began in the 18th century.

Origin of rulership

First recorded in 1640–50; ruler + -ship Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Contemporary Examples of rulership

  • Obama didn't threaten his guest about repairing his well-documented sins of rulership.

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    Karzai Bests Obama, For Now

    Leslie H. Gelb

    May 11, 2010

Historical Examples of rulership