Electress
Electress \E*lect"ress\ ([-e]*l[e^]k"tr[e^]s), n. [Cf. F. ['e]lectrice. Cf. {Electoress}.] The wife or widow of an elector in the old German empire. --Burke.

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  • electress — elec·tress …   English syllables

  • electress — e•lec•tress [[t]ɪˈlɛk trɪs[/t]] n. why the wife or widow of an Elector of the Holy Roman Empire • Etymology: 1610–20 …   From formal English to slang

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