ladyship
noun Date: 13th century the condition of being a lady ; rank of lady — used as a title for a woman having the rank of lady <
her Ladyship is not at home
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if your Ladyship please
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New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Ladyship — La dy*ship, n. The rank or position of a lady; given as a title (preceded by her or your). [1913 Webster] Your ladyship shall observe their gravity. B. Jonson. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ladyship — ► NOUN (Her/Your Ladyship) ▪ a respectful form of reference or address to a Lady …   English terms dictionary

  • ladyship — [lād′ē ship΄] n. 1. the rank or position of a lady 2. [usually L ] a title used in speaking to or of a woman holding the rank of lady: preceded by Your or Her …   English World dictionary

  • ladyship — noun 1 your ladyship/her ladyship used as a way of speaking to or talking about a woman with the title of Lady: Her ladyship is waiting for you in the drawing room. 2 BrE spoken a humorous way of talking about a woman who thinks she is very… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Ladyship — La|dy|ship [ leıdi,ʃıp ] 1. ) Her Ladyship used for talking about a woman with an important social position and the title of Lady : Her Ladyship will see you now. 2. ) Your Ladyship used for talking to a woman with an important social position… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Ladyship — [[t]le͟ɪdiʃɪp[/t]] Ladyships N VOC; N PROPER: det poss N (politeness) In Britain, you use the expressions Your Ladyship, Her Ladyship, or Their Ladyships when you are addressing or referring to female members of the nobility or the wives of… …   English dictionary

  • ladyship — la|dy|ship [ˈleıdiʃıp] n your/her ladyship a) used as a way of speaking to or talking about a woman with the title of Lady →↑lordship b) BrE spoken use this to talk about a woman who thinks she is very important used humorously ▪ Do you think her …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Ladyship — UK [ˈleɪdɪʃɪp] / US [ˈleɪdɪˌʃɪp] Her/Your Ladyship used for talking about or to a woman with an important social position and the title of Lady Her Ladyship will see you now …   English dictionary

  • ladyship — noun /ˈleɪ.di.ʃɪp/ a) Term of respect for a woman of the peerage without using her title. Her ladyship will be unable to attend tonight, he said, with a wink because he hadnt said why. b) (English Commonwealth) Formal form of address for a lady… …   Wiktionary

  • ladyship — noun (Her/Your Ladyship) a respectful form of reference or address to a Lady …   English new terms dictionary

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