marchioness

[ mahr-shuh-nis, mahr-shuh-nes ]
/ ˈmɑr ʃə nɪs, ˌmɑr ʃəˈnɛs /

noun British.

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Origin of marchioness

1770–80; <Medieval Latin marchiōnissa, equivalent to marchiōn- (stem of marchiō) marquis + -issa-ess

usage note for marchioness

See -ess.
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British Dictionary definitions for marchioness

marchioness
/ (ˈmɑːʃənɪs, ˌmɑːʃəˈnɛs) /

noun

the wife or widow of a marquis
a woman who holds the rank of marquis

Word Origin for marchioness

C16: from Medieval Latin marchionissa, feminine of marchiō marquis
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