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rulership

[roo-ler-ship] /ˈru lərˌʃɪp/
noun
1.
the act or fact of ruling or the state of being ruled:
Foreign rulership of the country began in the 18th century.
Origin of rulership
1640-1650
1640-50; ruler + -ship
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  • It fitted the pattern of escape from too much rulership, too much dogma, too much ecclesiasticism.
  • The concept of dual rulership was nothing new to the roman empire.

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