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Mistress-ship

MIS'TRESS-SHIP

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Noun.
Female rule or dominion.

Definition 2022


mistress-ship

mistress-ship

See also: mistressship

English

Noun

mistress-ship (usually uncountable, plural mistress-ships)

  1. Alternative spelling of mistressship
    • 1632, Massinger, Philip, The City Madam”, in Gifford, William, editor, The Plays of Philip Massinger, Act 4, Scene 4, published 1845, page 400:
      Your father was / An honest country farmer, goodman Humble. / By his neighbours ne'er call'd Master. Did your pride / Descend from him? but let that pass: your fortune, / Or rather your hunsband's industry, advanced you / To the rank of a merchant's wife. He made a knight, / And your sweet mistress-ship ladyfied,