Owner -> property: ownership

Worker -> task: ?

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


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


  • 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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