Definitions

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  • n. The business of a factor.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The business of a factor.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A body of factors.
  • n. The business or responsibility of a factor.

Etymologies

factor +‎ -ship (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Seaforth, -- a situation which he subsequently exchanged for the factorship of Sir Charles Lockhart Ross of Balnagowan, in the same county.

    The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volume II. The Songs of Scotland of the past half century

  • And to obtain the factorship in London of a like estate to yours one of them would wear a plaster over his mouth,

    Richard Carvel — Complete

  • And to obtain the factorship in London of a like estate to yours one of them would wear a plaster over his mouth, I'll warrant you.

    Richard Carvel

  • The clerks were paid by salary, and only a person who had served as a clerk could be promoted to a "chief tradership," and only a "chief trader" to a "chief factorship."

    Canada and the States

  • The passengers on board were -- a chief factor, [_The chief factorship is the highest rank attainable in the service, the chief trader being next_] who had been home on leave of absence, and was returning to end his days, perhaps, in the North-West; and Mr John Leagues, a young apprentice clerk, going, like myself, to try his fortune in Hudson Bay.

    Hudson Bay

  • After feelingly expressing his apprehension lest his misfortunes should result in depriving his correspondent of the factorship, Sir Walter proceeds in his letter: "You never flattered my prosperity, and in my adversity it is not the least painful consideration that I cannot any longer be useful to you.

    The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volume II. The Songs of Scotland of the past half century

  • Only a clerk can be promoted to a chief tradership (1-1/85 share), and only a trader to a chief factorship (2 -

    Canada and the States

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