Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Manhood; courage.

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

  • noun The characteristic of being a man; maleness; masculinity; manliness; manhood.
  • noun archaic position of honor or respect; dignity, worthiness
  • noun archaic honor shown to a person; homage, respect; courtesy
  • noun archaic manly spirit or conduct; courage, valor, gallantry; chivalry
  • noun archaic human condition

Etymologies

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From Middle English manship ("position of honor; respect; courtesy; manly spirit or conduct; humanity; human condition"), from Old English manscipe ("humanity, courtesy"), equivalent to man +‎ -ship. Cognate with Dutch manschap ("homage, manred, crew"), German Mannschaft ("team, crew, squad, force"), Swedish manskap ("rank, crew").

Examples

  • This gallant gentleman called me hither, on a trial, as I conceive, of courage; I can give my unqualified testimony in his galantry and sword manship; and as I trust he will say nothing to the shame of my manhood, I think our strife has lasted long enough for the purpose which gave rise to it.”

    Anne of Geierstein

  • I doubt Fiorina climbed to the summit of the Hewlett Packard chair (wo) manship without expecting a certain amount of respect and decorum from her colleagues, both male and female.

    Alec Baldwin: A Few Words About Barbara Boxer

  • I doubt Fiorina climbed to the summit of the Hewlett Packard chair (wo) manship without expecting a certain amount of respect and decorum from her colleagues, both male and female.

    Alec Baldwin: A Few Words About Barbara Boxer

  • I doubt Fiorina climbed to the summit of the Hewlett Packard chair (wo) manship without expecting a certain amount of respect and decorum from her colleagues, both male and female.

    Alec Baldwin: A Few Words About Barbara Boxer

  • I doubt Fiorina climbed to the summit of the Hewlett Packard chair (wo) manship without expecting a certain amount of respect and decorum from her colleagues, both male and female.

    Alec Baldwin: A Few Words About Barbara Boxer

  • I doubt Fiorina climbed to the summit of the Hewlett Packard chair (wo) manship without expecting a certain amount of respect and decorum from her colleagues, both male and female.

    Alec Baldwin: A Few Words About Barbara Boxer

  • I doubt Fiorina climbed to the summit of the Hewlett Packard chair (wo) manship without expecting a certain amount of respect and decorum from her colleagues, both male and female.

    Alec Baldwin: A Few Words About Barbara Boxer

  • I doubt Fiorina climbed to the summit of the Hewlett Packard chair (wo) manship without expecting a certain amount of respect and decorum from her colleagues, both male and female.

    Alec Baldwin: A Few Words About Barbara Boxer

  • I doubt Fiorina climbed to the summit of the Hewlett Packard chair (wo) manship without expecting a certain amount of respect and decorum from her colleagues, both male and female.

    Alec Baldwin: A Few Words About Barbara Boxer

  • I doubt Fiorina climbed to the summit of the Hewlett Packard chair (wo) manship without expecting a certain amount of respect and decorum from her colleagues, both male and female.

    Alec Baldwin: A Few Words About Barbara Boxer

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