countess

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Anglo-Norman cuntesse, Old French contesse, from Latin comitessa.

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countess (plural countesses)

  1. The wife of a count or earl.
  2. The title used by a female who holds an earldom in her own right.
    Elizabeth Millicent Leveson-Gower is 24th Countess of Sutherland; her son will be the 25th Earl.

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