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a. One who speaks.
b. A spokesperson.
2. One who delivers a public speech.
3. often Speaker The presiding officer of a legislative assembly.
4. The person, sometimes the actual writer but often an assumed character, who is imagined as the source of the words or ideas expressed in a poem.
5. A device that converts electric signals to audible sound.

speak′er·ship′ n.
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Noun1.speakership - the position of Speaker
berth, billet, post, situation, position, office, place, spot - a job in an organization; "he occupied a post in the treasury"
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Despite appeals from leaders of the administration coalition in the Lower House, the president declared he will no longer anoint his personal choice for the hotly contested speakership post.
Paolo Duterte bared his tentative plan to join the speakership battle, contrary to his earlier pronouncement and amid the President's vow to resign if he guns for the position.
Lord Allan Velasco (Marinduque) of lying about a supposed term-sharing deal for speakership at the House of Representatives.
The Party-list Coalition is expected to name next week its bet for the House speakership race, its president said on Tuesday.
Joey Salceda hinted that lawmakers' choice might not end with Duterte's 'suggestion' in the speakership race.
Lord Allan Velasco are the leading contenders for the speakership. President Duterte had brokered a deal between the two, with Cayetano leading the House for the first 15 months of the 18th Congress and Velasco succeeding him in the remaining 21 months of that assembly.
There is no doubt about it and Salceda believes this is already a foregone conclusion of the bitterly fought three-cornered Speakership race.
The solon, who requested anonymity, made this observation even as speculations of an early rejection of Cayetano speakership continued to sizzle less than a week before the next House leader is chosen via election among congressmen.
'Moapil na ko pagka-speaker (I will join the Speakership race),' Duterte said yesterday at the House of Representatives.
Ahead of the inauguration of the 9th National Assembly slated for next week Tuesday, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) caucus in the House of Representatives has directed its members to support any of the speakership aspirants of their choice from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), in the national interests.
THE battle for the speakership of the 9th House of Representatives took a nervy dimension, yesterday, as more people joined the race bringing the number of people jostling for the seat to 17.
Tarawneh made the remarks after winning the House speakership, voicing commitment of the legislative authority to "work collaboratively to counter all the challenges we face" to reach a resilient economy and a safe and stable life, through a society armed with knowledge.