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authorship

[aw-ther-ship] /ˈɔ θərˌʃɪp/
noun
1.
origin, especially with reference to an author, creator, producer, etc., of a work:
establishing the authorship of early medieval manuscripts.
2.
the occupation or career of writing books, articles, etc.
Origin
1700-1710
1700-10; author + -ship
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authorship

/ˈɔːθəˌʃɪp/
noun
1.
the origin or originator of a written work, plan, etc: a book of unknown authorship
2.
the profession of writing books
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Word Origin and History for author-ship

authorship

n.

c.1500, "the function of being a writer," from author (n.) + -ship. Meaning "literary origin" is attested from 1825.

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