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English definition of “Madam”

Madam

noun [S]     /ˈmædəm/ formal
a formal and polite way of speaking to a woman: May I carry your cases for you, Madam?
Dear Madam the usual way of beginning a formal letter to a woman whose name you do not know : Dear Madam, I am writing to enquire about ...
Madam Minister/President/Secretary/Speaker, etc. POLITICS the official title used when speaking to a woman who has a senior position in a government : Madam Secretary , are there any circumstances under which the United States would agree to this policy ?
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