Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The rank or office of a surveyor.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The office of a surveyor.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The office of surveyor.

Etymologies

surveyor +‎ -ship (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • And, after all, to be rid of the surveyorship was a relief.

    Hawthorne and His Circle

  • The gratification was the success of George in his application for the surveyorship of Culpeper.

    Washington

  • Second, if this fail, then to make their indignation useful by extorting from the President, as a means of placating them, the surveyorship and naval office.

    A Political History of the State of New York, Volumes 1-3

  • The Government is not aware of the incalculable service rendered by the facts I learned from this pilot, and I therefore take the present occasion to ask his promotion to the surveyorship of New Orleans, for which I should think him well suited in this crisis.

    A Military Genius Life of Anna Ella Carroll of Maryland

  • It has been affirmed that Hawthorne made use of the Honorable Mr. Upham, the excellent historian of Salem witchcraft, as a model for Judge Pyncheon, and that this was done in revenge for Mr. Upham's inimical influence in regard to the Salem surveyorship.

    The Life and Genius of Nathaniel Hawthorne

  • Once calamity threatened him; a creditor distrained on the horse and the instruments necessary to his surveyorship; but

    Abraham Lincoln

  • The point of attack was the Salem Post Office, but this proved impracticable, and attention was turned to the Custom House, where either the surveyorship or the naval office might be got.

    Nathaniel Hawthorne

  • One morning he awoke to find himself deprived, by political chicanery, of the income of a custom-house surveyorship which for some while past had served to support his small family.

    Hawthorne and His Circle

  • Richard Lindsay was supported for the surveyorship and myself for the naval office.

    Memories of Hawthorne

  • My surveyorship is lost, and I have no expectation, nor any desire, of regaining it.

    Memories of Hawthorne

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