headship

[hed-ship]
noun
the position of head or chief; chief authority; leadership; supremacy.

Origin:
1575–85; head + -ship

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headship (ˈhɛdʃɪp)
 
n
1.  the position or state of being a leader; command; leadership
2.  (Brit) education the position of headmaster or headmistress of a school

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