Definitions

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  • n. The state or condition of being neighbors; a community, connection, or relationship between or among people and/or things which is based simply on living close geographically.
  • n. A community, connection, or relationship between or among people and/or things which is based simply on being of a similar class.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The state of being neighbors.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state of being neighbors.

Etymologies

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From neighbor +‎ -ship. Cognate with Dutch nabuurschap ("neighborship"), Low German Naberschaft ("neighborship"), German Nachbarschaft ("neighborship"), Swedish naboskap ("neighborship").

Examples

  • The ichneumon guess what was in her mind, so she went to the mouse and said to her, “O my sister, there is no good in one who observeth not the claims of neighborship and who showeth no constancy in friendship.”

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • The 802. 11b spec takes pretty good care to enforce good neighborship on connected hosts.

    Boing Boing: December 22, 2002 - December 28, 2002 Archives

  • Could we suppose that each luminous point had no relation to the others near it than the accidental neighborship of grains of sand upon the shore, or of particles of the wind-blown dust of the desert?

    Scientific American Supplement No. 819, September 12, 1891

  • And Patrick said, "There shall be weeping, and wailing, and mourning with the inhabitants of that country; and there will not be neighborship there _in saecula saeculorum"; ut impletur_.

    The Most Ancient Lives of Saint Patrick Including the Life by Jocelin, Hitherto Unpublished in America, and His Extant Writings

  • Before me the great front doors stood open, and with the familiarity of close neighborship, I passed into the cool shaded hall, with its palms and flowers, its billiard-table invitingly uncovered, its tiny fountain playing in its marble basin.

    The Great Secret

  • With Russia, China's relations have always been different from those with the other powers, and this is explained partly by the fact of neighborship, and partly by Russia seeking only her own ends, and not advantages for the benefit of every other foreign nation.

    China

  • If something could keep alive the good aspects of village neighborship without disturbing what is good in that more energetic social assortment which follows the expansion of the village into the town or city, we should have better and fairer towns and cities and a sounder and safer civilization.

    The Amateur Garden

  • Hard poverty minus village neighborship drives the social relation out of the home and starves out of its victims their spiritual powers to interest and entertain one another, or even themselves.

    The Amateur Garden

  • The ichneumon guess what was in her mind, so she went to the mouse and said to her, "O my sister, there is no good in one who observeth not the claims of neighborship and who showeth no constancy in friendship."

    Arabian nights. English

  • Page 242 each other, against the laws of God and good neighborship with other plantations, should be punished as well as against the authority and interest of the owner.

    The religious instruction of the Negroes in the United States,

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