- the rank, tenure, or authority of a general
- the military skill of a general
- highly skillful leadership
Origin of generalshipsee -ship
- The rank, office, or tenure of a general.
- Leadership or skill in the conduct of a war.
- Skillful management or leadership.
- The position or office of a general. [from 16th c.]
- The term of office of a military general. [from 17th c.]
- George Washington's generalship was marked by both amazing victories and stunning blunders, neither of which would have happened to someone with more formal officer training.
- The skills or performance of a good general; military leadership, strategy. [from 17th c.]
- By extension, leadership, good management. [from 18th c.]
- Under my generalship my fine troop of brats picked up every scrap of litter in that lot.
From general + -ship.