• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Laureateship State, or office, of a laureate.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n laureateship The dignity or office of a laureate; the post of poet laureate.
    • n laureateship In the English universities, formerly, a degree in grammar, including poetry and rhetoric: so called because the person who graduated was presented with a wreath of laurel.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Laureateship office of a laureate
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In literature:

He lived to be offered the laureateship in 1850, on the death of Wordsworth, and to decline it in favour of Tennyson.
"The Works of Lord Byron: Letters and Journals, Volume 2." by Lord Byron
Both Rogers and Wilson, it is said, have declined the laureateship.
"International Weekly Miscellany, Vol. 1, No. 2, July 8, 1850" by Various
I think Leigh Hunt should have the Laureateship.
"The Letters of Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1 of 2)" by Frederic G. Kenyon
Wordsworth earned the Laureateship at seventy-three.
"Supreme Personality" by Delmer Eugene Croft
Warton in 1790 he was offered, but declined, the Laureateship.
"A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature" by John W. Cousin
Lizzie Flower had modified her prophecy as to the Laureateship, but was still loyal.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 5 (of 14)" by Elbert Hubbard
The Laureateship: Tennyson, &c. 142.
"The Prose Works of William Wordsworth" by William Wordsworth
But history traces the Laureateship, as an office, no further back than Jonson, and we need not follow Southey into the mists.
"Adventures in Criticism" by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
He bragged and boasted about Morgan, till one might have imagined the latter had scornfully refused the laureateship.
"Cleo The Magnificent" by Louis Zangwill
Fritter's Laureateship well attests his merit.
"Writings in the United Amateur, 1915-1922" by Howard Phillips Lovecraft
The death of Wordsworth was another of the events of this spring, leaving vacant the Laureateship.
"The Brownings" by Lilian Whiting
Laureateship, competitors for, 121.
"Memoirs of Life and Literature" by W. H. Mallock
Davenant's laureateship extended over the first eight years of the Restoration, or from 1660 to 1668.
"The Three Devils: Luther's, Milton's, and Goethe's" by David Masson
They say he'd have been given the Laureateship if it hadn't been abolished at Tennyson's death.
"Plays: Lady Frederick, The Explorer, A Man of Honor" by William Somerset Maugham
Truly the Laureateship is no sinecure.
"Tennyson and His Friends" by Various
The propriety of discontinuing the laureateship is forcibly urged.
"Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Vol. 1. No 1, June 1850" by Various
Now tell me, is there any news about the Laureateship?
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 107, September 8, 1894" by Various