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premiership

Line breaks: prem¦ier|ship
Pronunciation: /ˈprɛmiəʃɪp
 
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Definition of premiership in English:

noun

[mass noun]
1The office or position of a Prime Minister or other head of government: candidates for the premiership [count noun]: Wilson’s first premiership
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  • Against the odds, however, he has enjoyed the most successful three months of his entire premiership.
  • This must be the fastest rise to premiership of someone elected to the senate - just three days.
  • Being sceptical about the polls is, of course, convenient at this phase of his premiership.
2 (the Premiership) former name (1993–2007) for the Premier League. [as modifier]: Premiership games
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  • He played in all but one of Wanderers' Premiership fixtures and finished the season as the club's top goalscorer.
  • Will the big new Premiership TV deal have knock-on effects for the Nation wide League?
  • We have seen Manchester City charge up from Division Two into the Premiership.

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