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[uh-sis-tuh nt-ship] /əˈsɪs təntˌʃɪp/
a form of financial aid awarded to a student studying for a graduate degree at a college or university in which the student assists a professor, usually in academic or laboratory work.
Origin of assistantship
1690-1700; assistant + -ship Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • He had already been almost promised an assistantship to the head of the Educational District.

    The Created Legend Feodor Sologub
  • I am offered a lectureship here with an ample salary, or an assistantship on equal terms, by Trent.

    The Doctor Ralph Connor
  • The word came hard as though the fact of an assistantship were at the least distasteful.

    Where I Wasn't Going Walt Richmond

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