Origin obscure. Perhaps from been, bene (“prayer, petition”) + -ship, and/or from dialectal bein, bien (“in good condition, well-to-do, cosy”) + -ship. More at bene, bein, bain.
"beenship." YourDictionary, n.d. Web. 16 September 2018. <http://www.yourdictionary.com/beenship>.
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