peeress

[peer-is]
noun
1.
the wife or widow of a peer.
2.
a woman having in her own right the rank of a peer.

Origin:
1680–90; peer1 + -ess


See -ess.
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peeress (ˈpɪərɪs)
 
n
1.  the wife or widow of a peer
2.  a woman holding the rank of a peer in her own right

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But a magnificent full-blown peeress, who knew her own mind and had no- thing to fear, for her husband was no better than herself.
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