Definitions

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.

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

  • noun The occupation or position of a planter; the management of a plantation, as in the United States or West Indies.

Etymologies

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planter +‎ -ship

Examples

  • 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.

    The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus

  • They must be disconnected with planters and plantership, that they may be independent of all colonial parties and interests whatever.

    The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus

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