gen·​er·​al·​ship ˈjen-rəl-ˌship How to pronounce generalship (audio)
: office or tenure of office of a general
: military skill in a high commander

Examples of generalship in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Chief among them: the imperial ambitions of the economics department, which has annexed English’s conference room under the generalship of its unctuous chair, Roland Gladwell, a megalomaniac who, even now, plans further advances on English territory. Katherine A. Powers, Washington Post, 10 Aug. 2023 This is a history not of generalship but of unfathomable deprivation, atrocities, and genocide. Stephen Kotkin, Foreign Affairs, 6 Apr. 2022 His vision, floor-generalship, calming presence, playmaking, defense and leadership are greatly missed. Chris Fedor, cleveland, 2 Apr. 2022 As evidenced by her performance versus Auka at WrestleMania 34, Charlotte Flair, Ric’s daughter, is keeping the tradition of ring-generalship in the family. Matt Caputo, SPIN, 1 Apr. 2022 Dellavedova brought grit, feistiness, unselfishness, and floor generalship Thursday night. Chris Fedor, cleveland, 2 Apr. 2021 That small bit of floor generalship led to a basket. Chris Fedor, cleveland, 28 Feb. 2021 With him on the floor, the Cavs’ assist percentage skyrocketed from 54.7% up to 64.8% -- a metric that speaks to his passing ability, basketball IQ, floor generalship and experience. Chris Fedor, cleveland, 20 Nov. 2020 Recent archaeological discoveries have revealed that Themistocles’ leadership in peacetime was just as great as his generalship in war. John Psaropoulos, WSJ, 3 Sep. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1575, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of generalship was in 1575

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“Generalship.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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