widow hood

widowhood

[wid-oh-hood]
noun
the state or a period of being a widow or, sometimes, a widower.

Origin:
before 900; Middle English wid(e)wehood, Old English widuwanhād, equivalent to widuwan, genitive singular of widuwe widow + -hād -hood

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widowhood

noun
1. the time of a woman's life when she is a widow 
2. the state of being a widow who has not remarried 
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