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Owner -> property: ownership

Worker -> task: ?

The first "*ship" word that came to my mind was "workmanship" but that word clearly does not fit.

EDIT:

Both "employment" (the accepted answer) and "assignment" (as raised in the comments) should be able to describe the worker-task relationship.

Thanks!

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  • Assignment.
    – Dan Bron
    Feb 4, 2018 at 17:57
  • @DanBron Hmmmm, that works! But is there any "*ship" word for it?
    – GJ.
    Feb 4, 2018 at 18:02

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It sounds odd nowadays because it brings to mind human resources departments, but I have heard "employment" in exactly that context. "No, I will clear up after lunch: I must have some employment this afternoon."

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