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English definition of “ladyship”

ladyship

noun     /ˈleɪ.di.ʃɪp/ formal
her/your ladyship a polite way of referring to or talking to a woman or girl who has the rank of a peer or knight without using her title: We are honoured to welcome your ladyship (= you) here tonight. → Compare lordshipRoyalty, aristocracy and titles
(Definition of ladyship noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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