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head·ship

 (hĕd′shĭp′)
n.
1. The position or office of a head or leader; primacy or command.
2. Chiefly British The position of a headmaster or headmistress.

headship

(ˈhɛdʃɪp)
n
1. the position or state of being a leader; command; leadership
2. (Education) education Brit the position of head teacher of a school

head•ship

(ˈhɛd ʃɪp)

n.
the position of head or chief.
[1575–85]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.headship - the position of headmaster or headmistress
berth, billet, post, situation, position, office, place, spot - a job in an organization; "he occupied a post in the treasury"
headmastership - the position of headmaster
headmistressship - the position of headmistress
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
2.headship - the position of head
berth, billet, post, situation, position, office, place, spot - a job in an organization; "he occupied a post in the treasury"
Translations

headship

[ˈhedʃɪp] N (gen) → dirección f; [of school] → puesto m de director(a)

headship

[ˈhɛdʃɪp] n [school, college, department] → poste m de directeurhead start head-start n (= advantage) to have a head start (in competition, career)être avantagé(e) dès le départ; (in race)être avantagé(e) dès le départ
to have a head start over sb (in competition, career)avoir une longueur d'avance sur qn
to give sb a head start (in life, career, competition)donner à qn une longueur d'avance
References in classic literature ?
Anne had no Uppercross Hall before her, no landed estate, no headship of a family; and if they could but keep Captain Wentworth from being made a baronet, she would not change situations with Anne.
To break away from the Church, to doubt the headship of the Pope, seemed to him such wickedness that he hated the Reformers and wrote against them.
Dictionary,' in successive enlargements, ultimately, though not until after Johnson's death, became the standard, and it gave him at once the definite headship of English literary life.
The council's sole Green councillor Alasdair Tollemache has said he will be looking for options such as shared headships for some schools to be taken off the table.
Present study estimates separate probit regressions for different types of headships, hence allowing for an analysis of the power structure of the household and its impact on other explanatory variables.
For nearly 50 years, the rate of growth in headships exceeded population growth by 0.
Of 1,971 first advertisements for primary headships, there were 796 rounds of re-adver tisements.
In 1993/94 just 19 per cent of primary headships were re-advertised.
FEMALE teachers are discriminated against when it comes to getting headships a new report has claimed.
Local education authorities in Conwy and Gwynedd were the most successful as they did not have to resort to re-advertising their headships at all last year.
Miss Rose, 37, who previously enjoyed three headships in Nottinghamshire, said she was having to leave the school - and Birmingham - because of personal forces beyond her control.
Dr John Dunford, ASCL general secretary, said it was "impossible" to tell if this year's results were the start of a downward trend in women gaining headships.