companionship

[kuhm-pan-yuhn-ship]
noun
1.
association as companions; fellowship.
2.
Printing. a group of compositors working under a foreman.

Origin:
1540–50; companion1 + -ship

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companionship (kəmˈpænjənˌʃɪp)
 
n
the relationship of friends or companions; fellowship

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Example sentences
Being a social animal he will eventually turn to his caregiver for
  companionship.
His reward, as it turns out, is affection and companionship.
We had coffees and hot cocoas and each others' companionship and were, quite
  simply, comfortable.
She gave him the companionship and loving support that he craved.
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