1 the leadership ability of a military general
2 the office of general
- The act of serving as a military general officer.
- George Washington's generalship was marked by both amazing victories and stunning blunders, neither of which would have happened to someone with more formal officer training.
- By extension leadership.
- Under my generalship my fine troop of brats picked up every scrap of litter in that lot.
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