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Pronunciation:  'leedur`ship

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the activity of leading; "his leadership inspired the team"
  2. [n]  the ability to lead; "he believed that leadership can be taught"
  3. [n]  the body of people who lead a group; "the national leadership adopted his plan"
  4. [n]  the status of a leader; "they challenged his leadership of the union"

LEADERSHIP is a 10 letter word that starts with L.


 Synonyms: leaders, leading
 See Also: ability, activity, body, generalship, helm, high command, lead, position, power, Rome, status, supreme headquarters, trend setting



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Lead"er*ship\, n.
The office of a leader.

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