Origin of marchioness
Examples from the Web for marchioness
The marchioness had written to say that she preferred to have it so.The Last Chronicle of Barset|Anthony Trollope
After this recital, that the marchioness had listened to with sustained interest, there was a pause.The Flying Horseman|Gustave Aimard
The marchioness pulled her bell-cord three times for her maid,—a signal for her visitor to retire.Manasseh|Maurus Jokai
Perhaps the marchioness was not unprepared for such a reception.Within an Inch of His Life|Emile Gaboriau
He himself was but a guest the more, the entertainer was the Marchioness.
British Dictionary definitions for marchioness
Word Origin for marchioness
Word Origin and History for marchioness
16c., from Medieval Latin marchionissa, fem. of marchio "marquis," from marca (see marquis (n.)).