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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

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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