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[ ih-lek-tris ]
/ ɪˈlɛk trɪs /


the wife or widow of an Elector of the Holy Roman Empire.

Nearby words

electors, electr-, electra, electra complex, electra paradox, electress, electret, electric, electric arc, electric arc welding, electric blanket

Origin of electress

First recorded in 1610–20; elect(o)r + -ess Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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