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dealership

[dee-ler-ship] /ˈdi lərˌʃɪp/
noun
1.
authorization to sell a commodity:
He got the dealership for the area after a long investigation into his credit status.
2.
a sales agency or distributor having such authorization.
Origin of dealership
1915-1920
1915-20; dealer + -ship
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  • The single solid basis of his success was his thorough knowledge of cattle—his proficiency in dealership.

    Hodge and His Masters Richard Jefferies
Word Origin and History for dealership
n.

1916, from dealer + -ship.

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