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Captainship  n.  
The condition, rank, post, or authority of a captain or chief commander. "To take the captainship."
Military skill; as, to show good captainship.

Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48

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"Captainship" Quotes from Famous Books

... friends. At home to dinner, where Mr. Sheres dined with us, but after dinner I left him and my wife, and with Commissioner Middleton and Kempthorne to a Court-martiall, to which, by virtue of my late Captainship, I am called, the first I was ever at; where many Commanders, and Kempthorne president. Here was tried a difference between Sir L. Van Hemskirke, the Dutch Captain who commands "The Nonsuch," built by his direction, and his Lieutenant; ...
— Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete • Samuel Pepys

... the ships returning be not disfurnished of one such able man, as shall occupie the Captainship in like order, as is, and hath bene in such case appoynted, as reason and ...
— The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques, • Richard Hakluyt

Words linked to "Captainship" :   situation, billet, berth, captaincy, captain, place

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