headmistress-ship

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From headmistress +‎ -ship.

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headmistress-ship (plural headmistress-ships)

  1. The position of a headmistress.
    • 1965, Seng Ong Ho, Methodist Schools in Malaysia: Their Record and History,[1] Board of Education, page 309:
      Under the headmistressship of the late Miss Ruth Lim the school progressed steadily and by 1941 the enrolment was at 200 pupils.
  2. The tenure of a headmistress.

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