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plural mesdames\ mā-ˈdäm ,
—used as a title equivalent to Mrs. for a married woman not of English-speaking nationality
: madam sense 3
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circa 1674, in the meaning defined at sense 1
French, from Old French ma dame
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—used like Mrs . as a title for a married Frenchwoman
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—used as a title that means Mrs. for a married woman who is not of an English-speaking nationality
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to clear from alleged fault or guilt
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