Chaperoned
Chaperon Chap"er*on, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Chaperoned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Chaperoning}.] [Cf. F. chaperonner, fr. chaperon.] To attend in public places as a guide and protector; to matronize. [1913 Webster]

Fortunately Lady Bell Finley, whom I had promised to chaperon, sent to excuse herself. --Hannah More. [1913 Webster]


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