noun Date: 1610 1. office or tenure of office of a general 2. leadership 3. military skill in a high commander

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  • generalship — /jen euhr euhl ship /, n. 1. skill as commander of a large military force or unit. 2. the rank or functions of a general. 3. management or leadership. [1585 95; GENERAL + SHIP] * * * …   Universalium

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  • generalship — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. strategics, logistics, leadership; see administration 1 , tactics …   English dictionary for students

  • generalship — gen|er|al|ship [ˈdʒenərəlʃıp] n [U] the skill or position of being a general …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • generalship — gen|er|al|ship [ dʒen(ə)rəl,ʃıp ] noun uncount the skills or position of an army GENERAL …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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