bachelorship

noun
bach·​e·​lor·​ship | \ -lə(r)ˌship \
plural -s

Definition of bachelorship

: the state of being unmarried

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First Known Use of bachelorship

1591, in the meaning defined above

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“Bachelorship.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bachelorship. Accessed 13 Jun. 2021.

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