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countess

noun count·ess \ˈkan-təs\

: the wife of a count or an earl

: a woman who has the rank of count or earl

Full Definition of COUNTESS

1
:  the wife or widow of an earl or count
2
:  a woman who holds in her own right the rank of earl or count
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First Known Use of COUNTESS

12th century

Other Foreign Functionary Terms

count, despot, emir, wardrobe, yeoman
COUNTESS Defined for Kids

countess

noun count·ess \ˈkan-təs\

Definition of COUNTESS for Kids

1
:  the wife or widow of a count or an earl
2
:  a woman who holds the rank of a count or an earl in her own right

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