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n.1.The office or position of a keeper.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Back at home, Mr Sercombe hailed the extension of the batch-reporting exemption for sheep movements within keepership as a "huge win".
The connection to prints and drawings is indicative of the nature of Asian painting collecting in Britain, and is related to how the British Museum has itself classified Asian painting--not least when a sub-department of Oriental prints and drawings was created in 1913 under the keepership of Laurence Binyon.
His keepership of Liddesdale, combined with his private jurisdictions, legitimized his authority in the eyes of his adherents.