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noun Old English Law.
  1. a woman or wife.

Origin of mulier1

1325–75; Middle English < Anglo-FrenchLatin: woman


noun Old English Law.
  1. a legitimate child.

Origin of mulier2

1350–1400; Middle English mulire, moylere < Anglo-French mulieré born in wedlock, legitimate < Medieval Latin mulierātus. See mulier1, -ate1
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