corporalship

noun

cor·​po·​ral·​ship
ˈkȯ(r)p(ə)rəlˌship
plural -s
1
obsolete : a body of soldiers under a corporal's command
2
or corporalcy plural -s [corporalcy from corporal entry 3 + -cy] : a corporal's office or position : the rank of corporal

Word History

Etymology

corporal entry 3 + -ship

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“Corporalship.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/corporalship. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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