Her/Your Ladyship

a respectful form of reference or address to a Lady.

English new terms dictionary. 2014.

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  • ladyship — ► NOUN (Her/Your Ladyship) ▪ a respectful form of reference or address to a Lady …   English terms dictionary

  • Ladyship — UK [ˈleɪdɪʃɪp] / US [ˈleɪdɪˌʃɪp] Her/Your Ladyship used for talking about or to a woman with an important social position and the title of Lady Her Ladyship will see you now …   English dictionary

  • ladyship — noun (Her/Your Ladyship) a respectful form of reference or address to a Lady …   English new terms dictionary

  • Ladyship — La dy*ship, n. The rank or position of a lady; given as a title (preceded by her or your). [1913 Webster] Your ladyship shall observe their gravity. B. Jonson. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ladyship, your —    A highly respectful expression used to a woman who would otherwise be addressed as Lady Smith or Jones, the wife of a peer or a peeress in her own right. The speaker is likely to be a servant. It is the vocative used by Mellors, the gamekeeper …   A dictionary of epithets and terms of address

  • ladyship — noun 1 your ladyship/her ladyship used as a way of speaking to or talking about a woman with the title of Lady: Her ladyship is waiting for you in the drawing room. 2 BrE spoken a humorous way of talking about a woman who thinks she is very… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Ladyship — La|dy|ship [ leıdi,ʃıp ] 1. ) Her Ladyship used for talking about a woman with an important social position and the title of Lady : Her Ladyship will see you now. 2. ) Your Ladyship used for talking to a woman with an important social position… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Ladyship — [[t]le͟ɪdiʃɪp[/t]] Ladyships N VOC; N PROPER: det poss N (politeness) In Britain, you use the expressions Your Ladyship, Her Ladyship, or Their Ladyships when you are addressing or referring to female members of the nobility or the wives of… …   English dictionary

  • ladyship — noun Date: 13th century the condition of being a lady ; rank of lady used as a title for a woman having the rank of lady < her Ladyship is not at home > < if your Ladyship please > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • ladyship — /ˈleɪdiʃɪp/ (say laydeeship) noun 1. (often upper case) (preceded by her, your, etc.) (the form used in speaking of or to a woman having the title of Lady.) 2. the rank of a lady. –phrase 3. her ladyship, a. a haughty and overbearing woman …   Australian English dictionary

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