Definition of portership in US English:

portership

noun

historical
  • The office, function, or position of a porter. Also occasionally (humorous) with possessive adjective as a title of mock respect.

noun

rare
  • The office, function, or position of a porter.

Origin

Late Middle English; earliest use found in Rolls of Parliament. From porter + -ship<br>early 16th century. From porter + -ship.

Pronunciation

portership

/ˈpɔːtəʃɪp/