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ladyship

[ ley-dee-ship ]
/ ˈleɪ diˌʃɪp /
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noun

(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).
the rank of a lady.

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Origin of ladyship

Middle English word dating back to 1175–1225; see origin at lady, -ship
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British Dictionary definitions for ladyship

Ladyship
/ (ˈleɪdɪʃɪp) /

noun

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