peeress

Definitions of peeress
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n a woman of the peerage in Britain

Synonyms:
Lady, noblewoman
Antonyms:
Lord, noble, nobleman
a titled peer of the realm
Examples:
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Duchess of Ferrara
Italian noblewoman and patron of the arts (1480-1519)
Lady Godiva
according to legend she rode naked through Coventry in order to persuade her husband not to tax the townspeople so heavily; the only person to look at her as she rode by was a man named Tom and Peeping Tom has become a synonym for voyeur (circa 1040-1080)
Lady Emma Hamilton
English beauty who was the mistress of Admiral Nelson (1765-1815)
Marquise de Maintenon
French consort of Louis XIV who secretly married the king after the death of his first wife (1635-1719)
Francoise-Athenais de Rochechouart
French noblewoman who was mistress to Louis XIV until he became attracted to Madame de Maintenon (1641-1707)
Jeanne Antoinette Poisson
French noblewoman who was the lover of Louis XV, whose policies she influenced (1721-1764)
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baroness
a noblewoman who holds the rank of baron or who is the wife or widow of a baron
countess
female equivalent of a count or earl
duchess
the wife of a duke or a woman holding ducal title in her own right
lady-in-waiting
a lady appointed to attend to a queen or princess
marchioness, marquise
a noblewoman ranking below a duchess and above a countess
Milady
an English noblewoman
grand duchess
the wife of a grand duke or a woman holding that rank in her own right
Type of:
female aristocrat
a woman who is an aristocrat

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