American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The office or term of a chairman.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The office of a chairman or presiding officer, as of a committee or board; the performance of the duties of a chairman.
- n. The office, or the term of a chairman.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The office of a chairman of a meeting or organized body.
- n. the position of chairman
- chairman + -ship (Wiktionary)
“December 22nd, 2009 1: 26 pm ET several former Republican Party chairmen are quoted in the article criticizing Steele, saying the chairmanship is a full time job in itself.”
“A top aide to Kaine said he had not heard the Gibbs rumor and pointed out that while Kaine serves at the pleasure of Obama, the chairmanship is a four-year term that expires after the 2012 election.”
“Paramount to my chairmanship is the integrity and success of the NRCC.”
“Also, on the Lieberman thing, it seems to me that losing a chairmanship is a rare thing in Congress in general, but even rarer in the Senate, absent an indictment or something.”
“Genachowski's entire chairmanship is wrapped up in the (FCC's new) National Broadband Plan and implementing it.”
“I think the underlying assumption in your example of the chairmanship is that the incumbent is non-anonymous when they return to the community and hence can be punished ( "answer for our choices") by the group.”
“Bernanke's chairmanship is slated to end next January. ”
“Why Reid lets him retain his chairmanship is beyond me. dlforlife”
“Taking away the chairmanship is not about vindictiveness or retribution.”
“Huh? The DNC chairmanship is an elected position, not an appointment.”
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