Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The office of Speaker in a legislative body.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The office of speaker.

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  • noun politics The role or status of speaker

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the position of Speaker

Etymologies

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speaker +‎ -ship

Examples

  • After his active extracurricular sex life was revealed and he was eased out with DeLay leading the easing, his quick replacement for the speakership was the nonconfrontational Dennis Hastert, whose top priority was decidedly not revolutionary: to bring order out of chaos in the House.

    COMPLETING THE REVOLUTION

  • After his active extracurricular sex life was revealed and he was eased out with DeLay leading the easing, his quick replacement for the speakership was the nonconfrontational Dennis Hastert, whose top priority was decidedly not revolutionary: to bring order out of chaos in the House.

    COMPLETING THE REVOLUTION

  • After his active extracurricular sex life was revealed and he was eased out with DeLay leading the easing, his quick replacement for the speakership was the nonconfrontational Dennis Hastert, whose top priority was decidedly not revolutionary: to bring order out of chaos in the House.

    COMPLETING THE REVOLUTION

  • The exception is Mrs. Pelosi, who would lose her speakership and perhaps resign if Democrats lose their majority.

    There They Went Again

  • To others who weathered the storms of the Gingrich speakership, a Gingrich administration is hard to fathom.

    House Divided on Ex-Leader

  • "In the 15 years after he left the speakership, the speaker has been working as an influence peddler in Washington."

    Florida primary campaign and SOTU build-up – live coverage

  • "In the 15 years after he left the speakership, the speaker has been working as an influence peddler in Washington."

    Romney finally finds his claws but Gingrich survives

  • When it came to pass that John Boehner would assume the speakership, one would have thought the party was inheriting Millard Fillmore.

    The Building Blocks of a GOP Agenda

  • So on stage--a one-term governor; a guy who quit the speakership; a guy who lost by 18 points; and a lunatic.

    Republican debate in Florida – as it happened

  • Oh and he wasn't forced out of the speakership, he left because he's so humble.

    Republican debate in Florida – as it happened

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  • as opposed to bespokenership???

    September 5, 2010