marchioness

noun mar·chio·ness \ ˈmär-sh(ə-)nəs \

Definition of marchioness

1 : the wife or widow of a marquess
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


MARCHIONESS Defined for Kids

marchioness

noun mar·chio·ness \ ˈmär-shə-nəs \

Definition of marchioness for Students

1 : the wife or widow of a marquess
2 : a woman who holds the rank of a marquess in her own right

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