Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The rank or office of a butler.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The office of a butler.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The office of a butler.

Etymologies

butler +‎ -ship (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • And he restored the chief butler unto his butlership again; and he gave the cup into Pharaoh's hand: but he hanged the chief baker: as Joseph had interpreted to them.

    Genesis 40.

  • And he restored the chief butler unto his butlership again; and he gave the cup into

    Types of Children's Literature

  • In England, as superintendent of the importation of wine, a duty was payable to him (see BUTLERAGE AND PRISAGE); the butlership of Ireland,

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4 "Bulgaria" to "Calgary"

  • Henri, who before Alice conferred a full-fledged butlership upon him in his old age was since his youth a stage-carpenter at the Théâtre

    A Village of Vagabonds

  • For once, and once only, in the long course of his butlership did the placid and unmoved calm of his manner entirely desert Jessop.

    Antony Gray,—Gardener

  • And he restored the chief butler unto his butlership again; and he gave the cup into Pharaoh's hand:

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  • Already before this war began, he had come hither in the service of France to study the progress of the growing discontent; and now he was here again an American major-general, led partly by the ambition of rank, partly by the thirst of distinction, but much, too, by a certain restlessness of nature, and longing for excitement and action, not to be wondered at in one who had fought his way up from a butlership to a barony.

    Choice Specimens of American Literature, and Literary Reader Being Selections from the Chief American Writers

  • And it came to pass on the third day, Pharaoh's birthday, that he made a banquet for his courtiers, and he lifted up the head of the chief of the butlers and the head of the chief of the bakers amongst his courtiers; namely, he restored the chief of the butlers to his butlership, so that he again placed the cup in Pharaoh's hand; but the chief of the bakers he hanged, as Joseph had interpreted for them.

    Exposition of Genesis: Volume 1

  • 01: 040: 021 And he restored the chief butler unto his butlership again; and he gave the cup into Pharaoh's hand:

    The Bible, King James version, Book 1: Genesis

  • 21 And he restored the chief butler unto his butlership again; and he gave the cup into Pharaoh's hand: 22 But he hanged the chief baker: as Joseph had interpreted to them.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume I (Genesis to Deuteronomy)

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