headship headship  /ˈhɛd ˌʃɪp/


  1. (n) the position of headmaster or headmistress
  2. (n) the position of head


  1. The University whose headship Geographer Bowman assumed was not the unique institution it had been when Geographer Gilman was leading it into unexplored fields of knowledge.
  2. Second place went to handsome Broker Richard Whitney, bow of the 1911 crew who rose to the headship of a potent Wall Street firm and the presidency of the New York Stock Exchange.



  1. Tinubu said, "The CJN should be made to select from a clear category of possible candidates for the headship of the commission which should include a retired judge of the Court of Appeal and above."
    on Dec 15, 2008 By: Bola Tinubu Source: The Punch

  2. "There's a lot of criticism of it, because it is discriminatory, but it's a start - it gets over the Sydney [male] headship argument, not that the headship argument has anything going for it in terms of logic," Dr Carnley said.
    on Oct 6, 2004 By: Peter Carnley Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  3. "Apart from being my wife's headmaster at Christe Mambo High School, I, as a member of the Kutama Old Boys Association, worked closely with the late Cde Chinamasa who provided excellent and transformative headship to Kutama College for 14 years...
    on Jan 14, 2004 By: Robert Mugabe Source: AllAfrica.com

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