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matronage

[ mey-truh-nij, ma- ]
/ ˈmeɪ trə nɪdʒ, ˈmæ- /
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noun

the state of being a matron.
guardianship by a matron.
matrons collectively.

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Origin of matronage

First recorded in 1765–75; matron + -age
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British Dictionary definitions for matronage

matronage
/ (ˈmeɪtrənɪdʒ) /

noun

the state of being a matron
supervision or care by a matron
matrons collectively
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