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-ship

Definition of -ship in English:

suffix

Forming nouns:
1Denoting a quality or condition: companionship friendship
2Denoting status, office, or honour: ambassadorship citizenship
2.1Denoting a tenure of office: chairmanship
3Denoting a skill in a certain capacity: workmanship

Origin

Old English -scipe, scype, of Germanic origin.

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