- (often initial capital letter) the form used in speaking of or to a woman having the title of Lady (usually preceded by her or your).
- the rank of a lady.
Origin of ladyship
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Examples from the Web for ladyship
Like so much of the Obama post-ideological scenario, the Harvard-educated Mom-in-Chief First Ladyship was flawed at the root.Why Michelle Is Sliding
November 13, 2009
I fancied her ladyship in spectacles, with little side curls.Malbone
Thomas Wentworth Higginson
Miss Bland was allowed to speak; but her ladyship listened to Miss Tracey.
Then it must be your honour that will give me the tea, and her ladyship that will give me the tobacco?
The singularity that struck me most about her ladyship was her indifference to flattery.
He frequently spoke to me of her ladyship in terms of the warmest approbation.
- (preceded by your or her) a title used to address or refer to any peeress except a duchess
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