-ship

UK [ʃɪp] / US suffix
1)
a) used with some nouns to make nouns meaning a particular job or position

Mr Parker took over the chairmanship from Ron Simpson.

b) used with some nouns to make a word meaning the period of time someone has a particular job or position

He was honoured for his 25-year stewardship of the party.

a lifelong friendship

2) used with some nouns to make nouns meaning an ability or skill

strong leadership

3) used with some nouns to make nouns meaning all the people in a particular group

the readership of the magazine


English dictionary. 2014.

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