Definition of headship noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈhedʃɪp//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈhedʃɪp//
    headship (of something) Teaching and learning
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  1. 1the position of being in charge of an organization the headship of the department
  2. 2(British English) the position of being in charge of a school See related entries: Teaching and learning
  3. Extra examples He has just retired from the headship of the Diplomatic Service. Mrs Arden’s headship has seen pupil numbers rise to 322 from 276. She applied for the headship of a small, rural primary school. She was the first woman to take over the headship of a Geology department at a British university.
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