-ship - definition and synonyms

suffix 

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/ʃɪp/
  1. 1
    used with some nouns to make nouns meaning a particular job or position

    Mr Parker took over the chairmanship from Ron Simpson.

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    1. a.
      used with some nouns to make a word meaning the period of time someone has a particular job or position

      He was honoured for his 25-year stewardship of the party.

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  2. 3
    used with some nouns to make nouns meaning all the people in a particular group

    the readership of the magazine

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