wifehood

[ wahyf-hoo d ]
/ ˈwaɪf hʊd /

noun

the state of being a wife.
wifely character or quality; wifeliness.

Origin of wifehood

1350–1400; Middle English wifhood, Old English wīfhād. See wife, -hood
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