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ladyship

[ley-dee-ship]
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noun
  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.
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Origin of ladyship

Middle English word dating back to 1175–1225; see origin at lady, -ship
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Ladyship

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