from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An academic position that carries a stipend and usually involves part-time teaching or research, given to a qualified graduate student.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The occupation of being an assistant.
- n. A position of employment as an assistant.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The office or position of assistant.
assistant + -ship (Wiktionary)