premiership (plural premierships)

  1. The office of a premier or prime minister.
    • 2018, The Observer, The Observer view on the budget and the decade of austerity ↗, 28 October :
      There is a familiar pattern that has come to define Theresa May’s premiership. Encouraging rhetoric gets periodically wheeled out: the pledges to ease the burden on the “just about managing”; the promises to fight the “burning injustices” of social inequality. But then a few weeks later, the chancellor gets up at the dispatch box to deliver a budget or an autumn statement and it’s as if those words had never been uttered.
  2. (Australia, sporting) The position held by the champion team at the end of a particular season (especially as used in Australian rules football).
  • (British) IPA: /ˈpɹɛmɪəʃɪp/, /-mjə-/
Proper noun
  1. (British, football) the Premier League of English association football
  2. (British, rugby) Premiership Rugby, the top division of English rugby union

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