or MSS, Mss, mss.
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abbreviation for plural MSS. mss.
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abbreviation of Latin manu scriptum (see manuscript); the plural is MSS, after the custom in Modern Latin.
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A title used before a woman's name, pronounced “Miz” and corresponding to Mr. before a man's.
Feminists have urged the use of Ms. because, unlike Miss or Mrs., it does not identify a woman by her marital status. (See feminism.)
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