ladyship

noun la·dy·ship \ ˈlā-dē-ˌship \

Definition of ladyship

: the condition of being a lady : rank of lady used as a title for a woman having the rank of lady
  • her Ladyship is not at home
  • if your Ladyship please

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First Known Use of ladyship

13th century

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ladyship

noun la·dy·ship \ ˈlā-dē-ˌship \

Definition of ladyship for Students

: the rank of a lady used as a title
  • Her Ladyship is not at home.

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