chairpersonship

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From chairperson +‎ -ship.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈtʃɛːpəːsənʃɪp/

Noun[edit]

chairpersonship (plural chairpersonships)

  1. The office or term of a chairperson.
    • 2008, Bibby & Schaffner, Politics, Parties, and Elections in America, 6th edition, p. 93:
      For the party that does not control the presidency – the out-party – control of the national chairpersonship is an important element in the struggle for intraparty ascendancy.
    • 1991, Michael Billig, Ideology and Opinions, p, 90:
      No one wanted the chairpersonship, and in the event it went to someone who was ‘socially unacceptable’.