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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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