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Definition of "headship" []

  • The position or office of a head or leader; primacy or command. (noun)
  • Chiefly British The position of a headmaster or headmistress. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "headship" in a sentence
  • "He did not question the right of His Father to function as His head, nor did He attempt to redefine the notion of headship and submission through a "careful exegesis.""
  • "That man is created first is seen as the first establishment of male headship, which is then further upheld and its application revealed."
  • "Many right-wing evangelicals in non-denominational churches often preach the "headship" of men and refuse to allow women pastors."