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companionship

[kuh m-pan-yuh n-ship] /kəmˈpæn yənˌʃɪp/
noun
1.
association as companions; fellowship.
2.
Printing. a group of compositors working under a foreman.
Origin
1540-1550
1540-50; companion1 + -ship
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companionship

/kəmˈpænjənˌʃɪp/
noun
1.
the relationship of friends or companions; fellowship
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Word Origin and History for companion ship

companionship

n.

1540s, from companion + -ship.

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