Definition of chairmanship in English:



  • 1The position or office of presiding over a meeting.

    • ‘The group conferred on him several of its coveted preferences—convention delegate, trustee, committee and meeting chairmanships.’
    • ‘The committees have so far been holding their meetings without chairmanship.’
    • ‘in his absence, a vice-chairperson or senior and legal member of the organization can take the chairmanship for this meeting.’
    • ‘This was good training for the string of chairmanships, negotiations, conferences, and contacts which were to follow.’
    • ‘Chairmanship varies in every meeting’
    1. 1.1 Permanent or long-term presidency over a committee, company, or other organization.
      ‘he assumed the board chairmanship’
      ‘she was elected to the chairmanship of the company’
      • ‘The main architect of the development plan is sliding into the chairmanship of the Transportation Committee.’
      • ‘I have taken over the chairmanship of the trust, and so have responsibility for one of the greatest works of collaborative scholarship of the last century.’
      • ‘He gave up the chairmanship before the privatization exercise was completed.’
      • ‘In 1973, he ran for the chairmanship of the College Republicans organization.’
      • ‘There are three main candidates for the chairmanship, including a retired general and a media mogul.’
      • ‘He succeeded to the chairmanship of the party in 1926.’
      • ‘Why does he not just resign from the chairmanship?’
      • ‘He relinquished the Armed Services chairmanship in order to head the Appropriations Committee, where he secured continued funding for the war.’
      • ‘He will assume the chairmanship of the board of directors.’
      • ‘This former French colony took over the chairmanship of the UN Security Council two weeks ago.’
    2. 1.2 (since 1949) the office of the leading figure in the Chinese Communist Party.
  • 2mass noun The action of presiding over a meeting.

    ‘a meeting held under the chairmanship of the Vice-Chancellor’
    • ‘His chairmanship of meetings was efficient and fair.’
    • ‘The prime minister issued these instructions following a long meeting held on Thursday under her chairmanship.’
    • ‘Under his chairmanship, the meeting would erupt, voices would crackle and snap, then subside into chuckles and nods.’
    • ‘She ceded her chairmanship of the meeting to the Chamber of Commerce director.’
    • ‘She took on the chairmanship of the meeting, and invited the fellow members to proceed with the election.’