ladyship

[ ley-dee-ship ]
/ ˈleɪ diˌʃɪp /

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.

Nearby words

  1. ladyfish,
  2. ladyfy,
  3. ladykin,
  4. ladylike,
  5. ladylove,
  6. ladysmith,
  7. lae,
  8. laelia,
  9. laemmle,
  10. laeotropic

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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