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headship

[hed-ship] /ˈhɛd ʃɪp/
noun
1.
the position of head or chief; chief authority; leadership; supremacy.
Origin
1575-1585
1575-85; head + -ship
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headship

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