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Date: 1100-1200
Language: Old French
Origin: contesse, from Medieval Latin comitissa, from Latin comes; COUNT2

countess

noun
     
Related topics: Government
coun‧tess [countable]
PG a woman with the same rank as an earl or a count2 (9)

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