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[mas-ter-ship, mah-ster-] /ˈmæs tərˌʃɪp, ˈmɑ stər-/
the office, function, or authority of a master.
control; command:
to have mastership over one's desires.
mastery, as of a subject.
expert skill or knowledge:
He played with the mastership of a devoted musician.
Origin of mastership
late Middle English
1375-1425; late Middle English; see master, -ship Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • In consideration whereof I intend not willingly, nor no friend of mine shall not, trouble your mastership in this case.

  • But that the eye recognises this is the demonstration of the painter's own mastership.

    Holbein Beatrice Fortescue
  • I had to assert all my mastership to keep Paddy from singing.

    The O'Ruddy Stephen Crane
  • But everybody from the green robes down were provided for by the mastership.

    A Slave is a Slave Henry Beam Piper
  • The University began to consider him one of her first champions, and he was soon promoted to the mastership of Baliol College.

  • Mr. Chmidd, could you or Mr. Hozhet tell me what kind of a constitution the mastership has?

    A Slave is a Slave Henry Beam Piper
  • Ol manll be mad, suggested JoOld Uncle wearing that appellation on account of his mastership, by no means on account of his years.

    The Children of the Valley Harriet Prescott Spofford
  • It was after Udal had been turned out of his mastership at Eton.

    The Fifth Queen Crowned Ford Madox Ford
  • The talk was almost entirely about local matters, the chief subject of discussion being the mastership of the Foxhounds.

  • Louis, the king, was as fickle in his affections as he was unyielding in his mastership.

    Historic Boys Elbridge Streeter Brooks

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