Definitions

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  • n. The office of a premier or prime minister.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The office of the premier.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state or dignity of being first or foremost; especially, the dignity or office of a prime minister.
  • n. Specifically, the first prize in any competitive show, as for dogs or horses.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the office of premier

Etymologies

From premier +‎ -ship. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Gordon Brown's premiership is dissected, Moyles gets mad and Melvyn Bragg is left puzzled

    Rewind radio: The Brown Years; Chris Moyles; In Our Time

  • Mr. Kan had said repeatedly he has no intention of stepping down, most recently on Friday when he called his premiership in the time of crisis "fateful" and said it was his "utmost desire as a politician to lead Japan's rebuilding and economic recovery."

    Ruling Party Hurt in Japan Election

  • Thaksin, a former billionaire tycoon, put in place populist policies during his two-term premiership between 2001 and 2006 that won the hearts of the rural and urban poor and gave them a sense of political entitlement they now miss and want to regain.

    The Earth Times Online Newspaper

  • On February 26 the court will decide whether Thaksin concealed his ongoing ownership in his vast multi-billion dollar business empire during his two-term premiership between 2001 to 2006 and whether he used his power to enrich that empire.

    The Earth Times Online Newspaper

  • "Because I don't believe in that ... it's nice to talk about these things, and use it as a fluffy word - but to say the word premiership, you've got to give it the respect it deserves."

    Sportal.com.au - Latest News Headlines

  • Thaksin's populist policies during his two-term premiership between 2001 to 2006 won him a huge following among Thailand's rural and urban poor, but his dictatorial tendances and graft turned the Bangkok-based middle class and political elite against him.

    The Earth Times Online Newspaper

  • On February 26, Thailand's Supreme Court for Political Office Holders found Thaksin guilty of concealing his wealth from public scrutiny during his two-term premiership from 2001 to 2006 and of abusing his power to benefit his family's business empire.

    The Earth Times Online Newspaper

  • The dissolution of the PPP put an end to the previous government, leading to the rise of a new government under Abhisit and his Democrat Party, who were in the opposition against Thaksin's two-term premiership between 2001 to 2006 and the pro-Thaksin PPP-led government of

    The Money Times - finance news, lifestyle, markets, investment, personal finance, banking, retirement planning

  • The airport was opened weeks after a military coup overthrew former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, who hustled through the much-delayed 3-billion-dollar new airport project during his two-term premiership between

    The Earth Times Online Newspaper

  • Thaksin faces several corruption charges dating back to his two-term premiership between 2001 to 2006, and his wife Pojaman has been sentenced to three years in prison for tax evasion.

    The Earth Times Online Newspaper

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