- the state of being a wife.
- wifely character or quality; wifeliness.
Origin of wifehood
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Examples from the Web for wifehood
It was no trivial task, she saw, to face Jeff's wife and drag her back to wifehood.The Prisoner
She accepts the disadvantages of wifehood and foregoes the advantages.Possessed
Shall these women, it is asked, be denied motherhood as well as wifehood?The Family and it's Members
Anna Garlin Spencer
The eldest early assumed the burdens of wifehood and maternity.Fairy Fingers
Anna Cora Mowatt Ritchie
She is new to wifehood, and she stands a little in awe of Jasper Wilmarth.Floyd Grandon's Honor
Amanda Minnie Douglas