from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The position or office of a leader.
  • noun Capacity or ability to lead.
  • noun A group of leaders.
  • noun Guidance; direction.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The office of a leader; guidance; control.

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

  • noun The office, position or function of a leader.
  • noun The quality of character and personality giving a person the ability to gain the confidence of and lead others.
  • noun The people who serve as leaders of a group.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun the capacity of someone to lead
  • noun a group of leaders
  • noun dated The office or status of a leader.

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

  • noun the ability to lead
  • noun the body of people who lead a group
  • noun the status of a leader
  • noun the activity of leading


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From leader +‎ -ship.


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