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n.1.The state of being a master; hence, disposition to command or hector.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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As his curate, his comrade, all would be right: I would cross oceans with him in that capacity; toil under Eastern suns, in Asian deserts with him in that office; admire and emulate his courage and devotion and vigour; accommodate quietly to his masterhood; smile undisturbed at his ineradicable ambition; discriminate the Christian from the man: profoundly esteem the one, and freely forgive the other.
This complicated the position of Jews relative to creolization, which Vink defines as a variegated process of cultural change specific to New World slavery, masterhood, and coloniality (p.