Definition of chairmanship in English:



  • 1The position or office of presiding over a meeting.

    1. 1.1Permanent or long-term presidency over a committee, company, or other organization.
      ‘he assumed the board chairmanship’
      ‘she was elected to the chairmanship of the company’
      • ‘In 1973, he ran for the chairmanship of the College Republicans organization.’
      • ‘This former French colony took over the chairmanship of the UN Security Council two weeks ago.’
      • ‘He will assume the chairmanship of the board of directors.’
      • ‘He relinquished the Armed Services chairmanship in order to head the Appropriations Committee, where he secured continued funding for the war.’
      • ‘He succeeded to the chairmanship of the party in 1926.’
      • ‘I have taken over the chairmanship of the trust, and so have responsibility for one of the greatest works of collaborative scholarship of the last century.’
      • ‘He gave up the chairmanship before the privatization exercise was completed.’
      • ‘There are three main candidates for the chairmanship, including a retired general and a media mogul.’
      • ‘The main architect of the development plan is sliding into the chairmanship of the Transportation Committee.’
      • ‘Why does he not just resign from the chairmanship?’
    2. 1.2(since 1949) the office of the leading figure in the Chinese Communist Party.
  • 2mass noun The action of presiding over a meeting.

    ‘a meeting held under the chairmanship of the Vice-Chancellor’