maidenhood

noun

maid·​en·​hood ˈmā-dᵊn-ˌhu̇d How to pronounce maidenhood (audio)
: the quality, state, or time of being a maiden

Examples of maidenhood in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Even so, the belief in Mary’s life-long maidenhood is widely shared by members of the Eastern Orthodox Church and by some Lutherans. Rebecca Coffey, Forbes, 3 Mar. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of maidenhood was before the 12th century

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“Maidenhood.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/maidenhood. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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