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



    BrE BrE//ˈpremiəʃɪp//
    ; NAmE NAmE//prɪˈmɪrʃɪp//
    , NAmE//prɪˈmjɪrʃɪp//
    [singular] Soccer, Rugby
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  1. 1the period or position of being prime minister during Gordon Brown’s premiership
  2. 2(also the Premiership) the former name for the football (soccer ) league in England and Wales which has the best teams in it, now called the Premier League Culture The Premier League (often known outside England as the English Premier League, and formerly known as the Premiership) has the top 20 teams in English and Welsh football. There are three divisions below it, run by the Football League. The Premier League, which was formerly Division 1, was established in 1992. See related entries: Soccer
  3. 3a professional league for the best Rugby Union teams in England See related entries: Rugby
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: premiership