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  • n. The state of being a soldier.
  • n. The qualities of a soldier, or those becoming a soldier.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Military qualities or state; martial skill; behavior becoming a soldier.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state of being a soldier; the qualities of a soldier, or those becoming a soldier; especially, skill in military matters.

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

  • n. skills that are required for the life of soldier


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From soldier +‎ -ship.


  • And the good Pope in ` The Ring and the Book ', alluding to the absence of true Christian soldiership, which is revealed by Pompilia's case, says: "Is it not this ignoble CONFIDENCE, cowardly hardihood, that dulls and damps, makes the old heroism impossible?

    An Introduction to the Study of Robert Browning's Poetry

  • Homosexual practice would render any person ineligible for full membership (soldiership) in the [Salvation] Army.


  • I pray you, sir, then set your knighthood and our soldiership aside; and give me leave to tell you, you lie in your throat, if you say I am any other than an honest man.

    The second part of King Henry the Fourth

  • Why, sir, did I say you were an honest man? setting my knighthood and my soldiership aside, I had lied in my throat, if I had said so.

    The second part of King Henry the Fourth

  • English tragedians; to belie him, I will not, and more of his soldiership I know not; except, in that country he had the honour to be the officer at a place there called Mile-end, to instruct for the doubling of files: I would do the man what honour I can, but of this I am not certain.

    All’s Well That Ends Well

  • Some of them, indeed, by their services in the Low Countries and on other fields of European warfare, had fairly won their title to assume the name and pomp of soldiership.

    The Scarlet Letter

  • The occupations here are male: courtship of women, soldiership, profession, respectability of a judicial appointment, ownership of property.


  • Iago's scorn for Cassio's inexperience in the field ( 'Mere prattle without practice/Is all his soldiership') and his cynical impatience with the system of favouritism in which, as he sees it, one must flatter those in power to get ahead are his ostensible reasons for being angry at having been passed over for promotion.


  • Against all the misfortunes of the day this piece of resolution and true soldiership stands out in noble relief.

    The Campaign of 1776 around New York and Brooklyn

  • It was impossible that soldiership could be on a more stately scale.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 56, Number 349, November, 1844


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