AskDefine | Define ladyship

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Ladyship n : a title used to address any peeress except a duchess; "Your Ladyship"; "Her Ladyship"

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Noun

  1. Term of respect for a woman of the peerage without using her title.
    "Her ladyship will be unable to attend tonight," he said, with a wink because he hadn't said why.
  2. (English & Commonwealth) Formal form of address for a lady judge (as opposed to the informal "judge")

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Term of respect

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