surveyorship

surveyor

[ser-vey-er]
noun
1.
a person whose occupation is surveying.
2.
an overseer or supervisor.
3.
Chiefly British. a person who inspects something officially for the purpose of ascertaining condition, value, etc.
4.
(formerly) a U.S. customs official responsible for ascertaining the quantity and value of imported merchandise.
5.
(initial capital letter) U.S. Aerospace. one of a series of space probes (1966–68) that analyzed lunar soil and obtained other scientific information after soft-landing on the moon.

Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English surveio(u)r < Anglo-French surveiour; Middle French surve(i)our, equivalent to surve(i)- (see survey) + -our -or2

surveyorship, noun
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surveyor (sɜːˈveɪə)
 
n
1.  See also quantity surveyor a person whose occupation is to survey land or buildings
2.  chiefly (Brit) a person concerned with the official inspection of something for purposes of measurement and valuation
3.  a person who carries out surveys, esp of ships (marine surveyor) to determine seaworthiness, etc
4.  a customs official
5.  archaic a supervisor
 
sur'veyorship
 
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