Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The rank, office, or tenure of a general.
  • n. Leadership or skill in the conduct of a war.
  • n. Skillful management or leadership.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. a ship not chartered or let to particular parties.
  • n. The office of a general; the exercise of the functions of a general; -- sometimes, with the possessive pronoun, the personality of a general.
  • n. Military skill in a general officer or commander.
  • n. Fig.: Leadership; management.
  • n. See under General.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The office of a general.
  • n. The management of an army; the military skill or conduct of a commander.
  • n. Hence Management or tactics generally.

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

  • n. the office and authority of a general
  • n. the leadership ability of a military general

Etymologies

From general +‎ -ship. (Wiktionary)

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