generalship

noun
gen·​er·​al·​ship | \ˈjen-rəl-ˌship, ˈje-nə-\

Definition of generalship 

1 : office or tenure of office of a general

3 : military skill in a high commander

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The dynamic is best illustrated by the attorney generalship, arguably the state’s second-most important office. Dan Walters, The Mercury News, "Walters: How 2018 will test California primary system," 30 May 2017 Scheduled to be released on Tuesday, The Generals is a surprisingly scathing historical look into the unmaking of American generalship over six decades, culminating in what Ricks perceives as catastrophic failures in Iraq and Afghanistan. Spencer Ackerman, WIRED, "Your Favorite Army General Actually Sucks," 31 Oct. 2012

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First Known Use of generalship

1575, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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