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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [aw-fuh-ser, of-uh-]
    • /ˈɔ fə sər, ˈɒf ə-/
    • /ˈɒfɪsəʃɪp /
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [aw-fuh-ser, of-uh-]
    • /ˈɔ fə sər, ˈɒf ə-/

Definitions of officership word

  • noun officership a person who holds a position of rank or authority in the army, navy, air force, or any similar organization, especially one who holds a commission. 1
  • noun officership a member of a police department or a constable. 1
  • noun officership a person licensed to take full or partial responsibility for the operation of a merchant ship or other large civilian ship; a master or mate. 1
  • noun officership a person appointed or elected to some position of responsibility or authority in the government, a corporation, a society, etc. 1
  • noun officership (in some honorary orders) a member of any rank except the lowest. 1
  • noun officership Obsolete. an agent. 1

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Origin of officership

First appearance:

before 1275
One of the 13% oldest English words
1275-1325; Middle English < Anglo-French; Middle French officier < Medieval Latin officiārius, equivalent to Latin offici(um) office + -ārius -ary; see -er2, -ier2

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Parts of speech for Officership


officership popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 98% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data about 58% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

officership usage trend in Literature

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