Etymology
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marchioness (n.)

"wife or widow of a marquis," late 16c., from Medieval Latin marchionissa, fem. of marchio "marquis," from marca (see marquis (n.)).

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Definitions of marchioness

marchioness (n.)
the wife or widow of a marquis;
marchioness (n.)
a noblewoman ranking below a duchess and above a countess;
Synonyms: marquise
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