suffix forming nouns:
1》 denoting a quality or condition: companionship.
2》 denoting status, office, or honour: citizenship.
    ↘denoting a tenure of office: chairmanship.
3》 denoting a skill in a certain capacity: workmanship.
4》 denoting the collective individuals of a group: membership.
OE -scipe, scype, of Gmc origin.

English new terms dictionary. 2014.

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