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marchioness

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noun mar·chio·ness \ˈmär-sh(ə-)nəs\

Definition of marchioness

  1. 1 :  the wife or widow of a marquess

  2. 2 :  a woman who holds the rank of marquess in her own right



Origin and Etymology of marchioness

Medieval Latin marchionissa, from marchion-, marchio marquess, from marca


First Known Use: 1570


MARCHIONESS Defined for Kids

marchioness

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noun mar·chio·ness \ˈmär-shə-nəs\

Definition of marchioness for Students

  1. 1 :  the wife or widow of a marquess

  2. 2 :  a woman who holds the rank of a marquess in her own right




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