ownership etymology

English word ownership comes from English -ship, English owner

Detailed word origin of ownership

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-ship English (eng) Appended to a noun to form a new noun denoting a property or state of being, time spent in a role, or a specialised union.
owner English (eng) (nautical, slang) The captain of a ship.. One who owns something.
ownership English (eng) (business) Responsibility for something.. The state of having complete legal control of something; possession; proprietorship.

Words with the same origin as ownership

Descendants of -ship
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