Meaning of governess-ship in English:

governess-ship

Pronunciation /ˈɡʌv(ə)nɪsʃɪp/ /ˈɡʌv(ə)nɛsʃɪp/

noun

  • The occupation or position of governess; the tenure of such a position.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in William Marshall Craig (d. 1827), painter. From governess + -ship.