Chaperonage Chap"er*on`age, n. Attendance of a chaperon on a lady in public; protection afforded by a chaperon. [1913 Webster]

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  • chaperonage — index charge (custody) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • chaperonage — ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷nij, ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ noun ( s) Etymology: chaperon (II) + age : the act or the practice of chaperoning : attendance or supervision by or as if by a chaperon strict chaperonage of girls wise in their chaperonage of the camera John …   Useful english dictionary

  • chaperonage — chaperone (also chaperon) ► NOUN dated ▪ an older woman responsible for the behaviour of an unmarried girl at social occasions. ► VERB ▪ accompany and look after. DERIVATIVES chaperonage noun. ORIGIN originally denoting a hood, regarded as giving …   English terms dictionary

  • chaperonage — noun see chaperone II …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • chaperonage — See chaperon. * * * …   Universalium

  • chaperonage — noun a) The state of being a chaperon b) The protection offered by a chaperon …   Wiktionary

  • chaperonage — n. accompanying and supervising of young unmarried ladies …   English contemporary dictionary

  • chaperonage — chap·er·on·age …   English syllables

  • chaperon — chaperonage /shap euh roh nij/, n. chaperonless, adj. /shap euh rohn /, n. 1. a person, usually a married or older woman, who, for propriety, accompanies a young unmarried woman in public or who attends a party of young unmarried men and women. 2 …   Universalium

  • chaperone — I. noun or chaperon Etymology: French chaperon, literally, hood, from Middle French, head covering, from chape Date: 1720 1. a person (as a matron) who for propriety accompanies one or more young unmarried women in public or in mixed company 2.… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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