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  1. (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).
  2. the rank of a lady.

Origin of ladyship

Middle English word dating back to 1175–1225; see origin at lady, -ship Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Contemporary Examples of ladyship

  • Like so much of the Obama post-ideological scenario, the Harvard-educated Mom-in-Chief First Ladyship was flawed at the root.

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    Why Michelle Is Sliding

    Linda Hirshman

    November 13, 2009

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British Dictionary definitions for ladyship


  1. (preceded by your or her) a title used to address or refer to any peeress except a duchess
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