Etymology
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widowhood (n.)

c. 1200, from widow (n.) + -hood. Modifying or replacing Old English wuduwanhad "state of a woman who has no husband."

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Definitions of widowhood

widowhood (n.)
the time of a woman's life when she is a widow;
widowhood (n.)
the state of being a widow who has not remarried;
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