Matronage
Matronage Mat"ron*age, n. 1. The state of a matron. [1913 Webster]

2. The collective body of matrons. --Burke. [1913 Webster]

Can a politician slight the feelings and convictions of the whole matronage of his country? --Hare. [1913 Webster]


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