the ability or skill of a military captain; leadership or generalship.

1400–50; late Middle English. See captain, -ship

subcaptainship, noun Unabridged
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captain (ˈkæptɪn)
1.  the person in charge of and responsible for a vessel
2.  an officer of the navy who holds a rank junior to a rear admiral but senior to a commander
3.  an officer of the army, certain air forces, and the marine corps who holds a rank junior to a major but senior to a lieutenant
4.  the officer in command of a civil aircraft, usually the senior pilot
5.  the leader of a team in games
6.  a person in command over a group, organization, etc; leader: a captain of industry
7.  (US) a police officer in charge of a precinct
8.  (US), (Canadian) (formerly) a head waiter
9.  (US), (Canadian) Also called: bell captain a supervisor of bellboys in a hotel
10.  informal (Austral) a person who is buying drinks for people in a bar
11.  (tr) to be captain of
[C14: from Old French capitaine, from Late Latin capitāneus chief, from Latin caput head]

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Athletic team captainship and a student council offered leadership opportunities.
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