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1. The position or office of a head or leader; primacy or command.
2. Chiefly British The position of a headmaster or headmistress.
1. the position or state of being a leader; command; leadership
2. (Education) education Brit the position of head teacher of a school
the position of head or chief.
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|Noun||1.||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|
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