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From Middle English advowteresse, avouteres, avoutresse, avowtres, avowtresse, from Old French; equivalent to advoutrer +‎ -ess.


advoutress (plural advoutresses)

  1. (obsolete) An adulteress.
    • c. 1612, Francis Bacon, "Of Empire" in The Philosophical Works of Francis Bacon (2013 edition), →ISBN, p. 758 (Google preview):
      Edward the Second of England, his queen, had the principal hand in the deposing and murder of her husband. This kind of danger, is then to be feared chiefly, when the wives have plots, for the raising of their own children; or else that they be advoutresses.

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