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generalship Line breaks: gen¦er¦al|ship
Pronunciation: /ˈdʒɛn(ə)rəlʃɪp/

Definition of generalship in English:


[mass noun]
The skill or practice of exercising military command.
Example sentences
  • He has given us a superb study in presidential leadership and military generalship.
  • He is an expert historiographer, making this book an outstanding addition to studies of generalship in the Civil War's final campaigns.
  • He was a great loss to the British army, less for his generalship than for his skill in raising and training light troops.

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