headship


head·ship

noun \-ˌship\

Definition of HEADSHIP

:  the position, office, or dignity of a head

Examples of HEADSHIP

  1. <while he was in the hospital, the CEO had his most trusted lieutenant assume temporary headship of the firm>
  2. <the person at the headship of the firm will face daunting challenges, given the current state of the economy>

First Known Use of HEADSHIP

1582

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