queenship

noun
queen·​ship | \ˈkwēn-ˌship \

Definition of queenship 

1 : the rank, dignity, or state of being a queen

2 : a regal quality like that of a queen

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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, "The Tragic Story of England’s Nine-Day Queen," 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, "The Tragic Story of England’s Nine-Day Queen," 19 July 2017

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First Known Use of queenship

1536, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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