chairwomanship

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

chairwoman +‎ -ship

Noun[edit]

chairwomanship (usually uncountable, plural chairwomanships)

  1. The office or term of chairwoman.
    • 2009 April 21, Neil A. Lewis, “Lawmaker Is Said to Have Agreed to Aid Lobbyists”, New York Times:
      One of the officials said he was familiar with the transcript of “at least one phone call” in which Ms. Harman discussed weighing in with the department on the investigation of the Aipac officials and her possible chairwomanship of the Intelligence Committee.