from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The business of a planter, or the management of a plantation.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun The occupation or position of a planter, or the management of a plantation, as in the United States or the West Indies.
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- noun The
occupationor positionof a planter; the management of a plantation, as in the United Statesor West Indies.
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They were mostly young men from England, and not unfrequently had considerable refinement; but ignorant of the treatment which book-keepers had to submit to, and allured by the prospect of becoming wealthy by plantership, they came to Jamaica and entered as candidates.
They must be disconnected with planters and plantership, that they may be independent of all colonial parties and interests whatever.