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connoisseur +‎ -ship


connoisseurship (countable and uncountable, plural connoisseurships)

  1. The state or act of being a connoisseur.
    • 1938, Norman Lindsay, Age of Consent, 1st Australian edition, Sydney, N.S.W.: Ure Smith, published 1962, OCLC 751607287, page 155:
      Reluctantly Bradly unrolled the canvas, which the trooper took from him to hold at arm's length, shutting one eye and crocking his neck sideways in a severe exercise of connoisseurship. Not satisfied with that system of inspecting a view, he had Cooley hold it against a biscuit tin, which required Cooley to cock an eye sideways to inspect it.
    • 2002 October 20, Bob Morris, “Connoisseurship Runneth Over”, in The New York Times[1], ISSN 0362-4331:
      In an economy where niche markets multiply as rapidly as Internet spam, the capacity for new, competitive connoisseurship is endless. Is that bread artisanal and part of the slow-food movement?