spectatorship

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

spectator +‎ -ship

Noun[edit]

spectatorship ‎(countable and uncountable, plural spectatorships)

  1. The state or quality of being a spectator
    • 1937, Dixon Wecter, The Saga of American Society
      His sporting enthusiasms had already embraced yachting, coaching, fencing, and spectatorship at boxing-matches, cock-fights, dog-fights, and rat-baitings.
    • 1988 March 11, Jonathan Rosenbaum, “Paranoid Illusions”, in Chicago Reader[1]:
      Once again, spectacle and spectator become confused, although here spectatorship becomes anything but passive [] .

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