lady-in-waiting

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Empress Eugénie surrounded by her ladies-in-waiting

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lady-in-waiting (plural ladies-in-waiting)

  1. A woman who is a servant to a lady. Similar to a valet for a gentleman.
  2. A Lady in the household of a queen or princess who attends her as a personal servant, generally considered an honour.
    Synonym: court lady

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