One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The office or position of page; (a period of) employment as a page. Formerly also used humorously as a form of address with possessive adjective, as "your pageship".
Early 19th century; earliest use found in Walter Scott (1771–1832), poet and novelist. From page + -ship. Compare slightly earlier pagehood.
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