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mistress

noun (WOMAN IN CONTROL)    /ˈmɪs.trəs/
[S or U] old-fashioned a woman who has control over or responsibility for someone or something: I'll inform the mistress (of the house) of your arrival, madam. She intends to remain mistress of (= in charge of) her own life when she gets married.People in charge of or controlling other peopleBosses, managers and directors [C] UK old-fashioned a female school teacher: She got a good report from her German mistress.Teachers [C] old-fashioned a female owner of a dogHaving and owning - general words
(Definition of mistress noun (WOMAN IN CONTROL) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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