-ship [in nouns]
a particular position or job, or the time during which you have it:
He was offered a professorship (=the job of professor).
in Mr Major's premiership (=when he was prime minister)
her application for British citizenship
the state of having something:
Private car ownership has almost doubled in the past 10 years.
Their friendship developed soon afterwards.
a particular art or skill: ➔ -manship
his superb musicianship
a work of great scholarship
all the people in a particular group:
a magazine with a readership of 9000 (=with 9000 readers)