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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishDBEDBE /ˌdiː biː ˈiː/ noun  (Dame Commander of the (Order of the) British Empire) a title given in Britain to a woman as an honour because she has done something of national importance. A woman who has a DBE can use the title Dame instead of Mrs, Miss, or Ms She was awarded a DBE in 1992.
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