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matron

noun [C]  /ˈmeɪ·trən/ us  

matron noun [C] (WOMAN)

dated a married woman who is old enough and of a high enough social class to have the respect of others

matron noun [C] (MANAGER)

a woman who is in charge of women or children at a hospital, police station, prison, or school
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