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headship

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1 the duty or function of watching or guarding for the sake of proper direction or control
  • while he was in the hospital, the CEO had his most trusted lieutenant assume temporary headship of the firm

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2 the place of leadership or command
  • the person at the headship of the firm will face daunting challenges, given the current state of the economy

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The first known use of headship was in 1565

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“Headship.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/headship. Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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