maidenhood

noun
maid·​en·​hood | \ ˈmā-dᵊn-ˌhu̇d How to pronounce maidenhood (audio) \

Definition of maidenhood

: 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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First Known Use of maidenhood

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Maidenhood.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/maidenhood. Accessed 28 Sep. 2022.

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