queenship

noun
queen·​ship | \ ˈkwēn-ˌship How to pronounce queenship (audio) \

Definition of queenship

1 : the rank, dignity, or state of being a queen
2 : a regal quality like that of a queen

Examples of queenship in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Drawing on this research, Maureen Quilligan gives us a feminist history of early modern queenship in When Women Ruled the World. Erin Maglaque, The New York Review of Books, 6 Apr. 2022 This forced society in Outremer to adapt to the concept of queenship and swallow the bitter pill of female rule. Katherine Pangonis, Smithsonian Magazine, 1 Feb. 2022 But her path to queenship, her brief reign and her untimely death all show the politics underpinning succession in the Tudor years. Kat Eschner, Smithsonian, 19 July 2017 But her path to queenship, her brief reign and her untimely death all show the politics underpinning succession in the Tudor years. Kat Eschner, Smithsonian, 19 July 2017

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First Known Use of queenship

1536, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Cite this Entry

“Queenship.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/queenship. Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

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