Countesses
Countess Count"ess (kount"?s), n.; pl. {Countesses} (-?s). [F. comtesse. See {Count} a nobleman.] The wife of an earl in the British peerage, or of a count in the Continental nobility; also, a lady possessed of the same dignity in her own right. See the Note under {Count}. [1913 Webster]

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