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English definition of “headship”

headship

noun     /ˈhed.ʃɪp/ mainly UK
[C] the position of being in charge of an organization or school: Dozens of well-qualified teachers applied for the headship.TeachersBosses, managers and directorsPeople in charge of or controlling other people [C usually singular] the period during which a particular person is in charge of a school or other organization: A lot of changes have taken place during her headship.Periods of time - general words
(Definition of headship noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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