Definition of premiership in English:



  • 1The office or position of a prime minister or other head of government.

    ‘candidates for the premiership’
    [count noun] ‘Wilson's first premiership’
    • ‘This must be the fastest rise to premiership of someone elected to the senate - just three days.’
    • ‘The last mission of his premiership will be finding policies to neutralise both.’
    • ‘So, on the evidence of the bulk of his first premiership, what kind of political animal are we dealing with?’
    • ‘The period of Mendès France's premiership saw the rise of the Poujadist movement.’
    • ‘Reporters claim that he is desperately alone, at a turning point in his premiership.’
    • ‘Finding a more robust role in the world is emerging as a hallmark of Koizumi's premiership.’
    • ‘There is a choice and, if he does not make it, ultimately it will wreck his premiership.’
    • ‘He has had to swallow the remains of what was once a great strategic ambition of his premiership.’
    • ‘Against the odds, however, he has enjoyed the most successful three months of his entire premiership.’
    • ‘Being sceptical about the polls is, of course, convenient at this phase of his premiership.’
    headship, directorship, direction, governorship, governance, administration, jurisdiction, captaincy, superintendency, control, ascendancy, rule, command, power, mastery, domination, dominion, premiership, sovereignty
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    [as modifier] ‘Premiership games’
    former name (1993–2007) for the Premier League
    • ‘They didn't have much pace, but were champions of the Premiership with Manchester United.’
    • ‘Everton made six changes to the side that beat Middlesbrough on Saturday to go third in the Premiership.’
    • ‘Leicester's next Premiership match is away to Birmingham City on Saturday.’
    • ‘This Saturday, Palace are back in Premiership action with a trip to Aston Villa.’
    • ‘Liverpool and Chelsea have spent fortunes and haven't won the Premiership.’
    • ‘I can get Sky Sports out here and watch three Premiership games every Saturday.’
    • ‘Wouldn't it be great for once to see a no brand team like Birmingham or Crystal Palace win the Premiership?’
    • ‘I just hope I get the opportunity to play in the Premiership with West Ham.’
    • ‘He played in all but one of Wanderers' Premiership fixtures and finished the season as the club's top goalscorer.’
    • ‘The squad at St. James' Park is one of the most talented in the Premiership.’
    • ‘Alan Curbishley and Sir Alex Ferguson are the best at this in the Premiership.’
    • ‘Last week, Keith Kelly asked what the highest-scoring draw in the Premiership has been.’
    • ‘We have seen Manchester City charge up from Division Two into the Premiership.’
    • ‘Playing in the Premiership was my aim and Wigan gave me that opportunity.’
    • ‘Will the big new Premiership TV deal have knock-on effects for the Nation wide League?’