Meaning of -SHIP in English

-SHIP

noun suffix see: shape state ; condition ; quality , office ; dignity ; profession , art ; skill , something showing, exhibiting, or embodying a quality or state , one entitled to a (specified) rank, title, or appellation , the body of persons participating in a specified activity

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