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championship

noun uk   /ˈtʃæm.pi.ən.ʃɪp/ us  

championship noun (COMPETITION)

B1 [C] a high-level competition to decide who is the best, especially in a sport: the British Diving Championship The world championships will be held in Scotland next year. He has been playing championship tennis for three years now. [C] the position of being a champion: She has held the championship for the past three years.
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championship noun (SUPPORT)

[U] the support someone gives to a person, belief, right, or principle
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