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British Dictionary definitions for matron of honour

matron of honour

noun plural matrons of honour
  1. a married woman serving as chief attendant to a brideCompare bridesmaid, maid of honour
  2. a married woman, usually a member of the nobility, who attends a queen or princess
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  • And you want me to act as matron-of-honour at that very informal little wedding.

    A Woman of the World

    Ella Wheeler Wilcox