from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The office or station of an overseer.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun The office of an overseer.
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- noun The role or office of
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But it is not often that they write thoroughly good novels till, like other personages who have to wait for their "overseership" up to thirty, they have had time and opportunity roughly to scan and sample life.
This was the mode by which Mr Davy Muffin avenged upon our adventurer the outrage which, through him, the majesty of overseership had received in the person of his brother officer Joe.
This is something we should all keep in mind when it comes time for Jeb to take up the overseership of Plantation USA.
I was able to command constant employment in any colonial capacity, and had been more than once offered the overseership of a run, but the old distaste for the life of a sheep-farmer was as strong as ever.
Some advised us to go on a sheep run for a year or two as cadets to learn the routine, with a view to obtaining thereafter an overseership, and in time a possible partnership.
The judge explained that the opportunity was an excellent one, and would in all probability lead to his (C---- 's) being offered the overseership, if he decided to take up the life after a fair trial.
"Casson _gone_!" exclaimed Louis, starting up in spite of his brother's incubian overseership.
Oh yes! and yet, so great is my faith in Milsand, that the touch of his hand and the overseership of his eyes must tranquillise me.
The revised version substitutes on a preponderance of authority "office" or, (marginal reading), "overseership," for the erroneous rendering "bishoprick" in the common version.
The idea of overseership has been practically lost sight of, its fulfillment having gradually become physically impossible, for want of more bishops.