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the ability or skill of a military captain; leadership or generalship.
Historical Examples

There he was offered a captainship, if he would stay and fight a little.
A Changed Heart May Agnes Fleming

My captainship of cavalry was now no longer thought of: I was destined to political employment.
The Life and Adventures of Baron Trenck Baron Trenck

When the war lasted, I fared well enough, as long as I kept the captainship my friend had got me ere the woman played me false.
Captain Ravenshaw Robert Neilson Stephens


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