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headmaster

[hed-mas-ter, -mah-ster] /ˈhɛdˈmæs tər, -ˈmɑ stər/
noun
1.
the person in charge of a private school.
Origin
1570-1580
1570-80; head + master
Related forms
headmastership, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for head-mastership

headmaster

/ˌhɛdˈmɑːstə/
noun
1.
a male principal of a school Gender-neutral form head teacher
Derived Forms
headmastership, noun
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Word Origin and History for head-mastership

headmaster

n.

1570s, from head (adj.) + master (n.).

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