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captainship

[kap-tuh n-ship] /ˈkæp tənˌʃɪp/
noun
1.
2.
the ability or skill of a military captain; leadership or generalship.
Origin of captainship
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English. See captain, -ship
Related forms
subcaptainship, noun
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  • There he was offered a captainship, if he would stay and fight a little.

    A Changed Heart May Agnes Fleming
  • My captainship of cavalry was now no longer thought of: I was destined to political employment.

  • When the war lasted, I fared well enough, as long as I kept the captainship my friend had got me ere the woman played me false.

    Captain Ravenshaw Robert Neilson Stephens

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