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English definition of “matron”


noun [C] (WOMAN)   /ˈmeɪ·trən/ dated
a married woman who is old enough and of a high enough social class to have the respect of others
(Definition of matron noun (WOMAN) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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