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English definition of “née”

née

adjective     /neɪ/
used after a woman's married name to introduce the family name by which she was known before she married: Elaine Gibson (née Gillett)Names and titles
(Definition of née adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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