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Portia

[pawr-shuh, -shee-uh, pohr-] /ˈpɔr ʃə, -ʃi ə, ˈpoʊr-/
noun
1.
the heroine of Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice, who, in one scene, disguises herself as a lawyer.
2.
a woman lawyer.
3.
a female given name.
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  • First she declines, but after he insists, Portia requests his ring and his gloves.

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