Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The condition of being a child; the relationship implied in the word child.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The state or relation of being a child.

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  • noun The state or relation of being a child.

Etymologies

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child +‎ -ship

Examples

  • The childship is the lower condition of the upward process towards the sonship, the soil out of which the true sonship shall grow, the former without which the latter were impossible.

    Unspoken Sermons Second Series

  • The childship is the lower condition of the upward process towards the sonship, the soil out of which the true sonship shall grow, the former without which the latter were impossible.

    Unspoken Sermons Series I., II., and II.

  • Even the adherents of the old conception of compulsory childship begin to see that the stringency of the filial tie needs relaxation.

    Without Prejudice

  • For though as children we seldom love up to the mark of reason; though we often offend; and although the conduct of some children is inexplicable to the parent who loves them; yet, if the parent has been but ordinarily kind, even the son who has grown up a worthless man, will now and then feel, in his better moments, some dim reflex of childship, some faintly pleasant, some slightly sorrowful remembrance of the father around whose neck his arms had sometimes clung.

    Unspoken Sermons Second Series

  • For though as children we seldom love up to the mark of reason; though we often offend; and although the conduct of some children is inexplicable to the parent who loves them; yet, if the parent has been but ordinarily kind, even the son who has grown up a worthless man, will now and then feel, in his better moments, some dim reflex of childship, some faintly pleasant, some slightly sorrowful remembrance of the father around whose neck his arms had sometimes clung.

    Unspoken Sermons Series I., II., and II.

  • “The spirit of adoption” Luther translates “the spirit of a child;” adoption he translates kindschaft, or childship.’

    Unspoken Sermons Second Series

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