Definitions

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  • n. The wife or widow of an elector in the old German empire.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The wife or widow of an elector in the old German empire.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See electoress.

Etymologies

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Compare French électrice.

Examples

  • Us shall be chosen as the first of the last by the electress of

    Finnegans Wake

  • No electress at all but old Moppa Necessity, angin mother of injons.

    Finnegans Wake

  • Madame, who grieved over the recent death of her aunt the electress Sophie, was in the throne room with the king.

    THE DIAMOND

  • There was a little ostensible hesitation; and the electress so managed that the crown should seem to be forced upon her.

    Lectures on Modern history

  • In political science he had long had the ablest counsellor in Europe at his elbow, Leibnitz, the friend of the electress.

    Lectures on Modern history

  • Mr. WOOD: My amendment says elector, not electress, and until the ladies have the privilege of electors of the United States I propose to exclude them.

    History of Woman Suffrage, Volume II

  • The duchess was always frightful; so much so that one night the electress, who had acquired a little English, said to Mrs. Howard, afterwards Lady Suffolk, -- glancing at Mademoiselle Schulemberg -- 'Look at that _mawkin_, and think of her being my son's passion!'

    The Wits and Beaux of Society Volume 1

  • He wedded Madame Lehmann, the wife of a Prussian officer, under the name of the Countess von Schaumburg, and closed the theatre against his mother, the electress, for refusing to place herself at her side in public.

    Germany from the Earliest Period Volume 4

  • The citizens sided with the electress, and when, after some time had elapsed, she again ventured to visit the theatre, the doors were no longer closed against her, and, on her entrance, she found the house completely filled.

    Germany from the Earliest Period Volume 4

  • After dinner I presented the two Saxons to the duchess; they gave her news of the dowager electress, of whom she was very fond.

    The memoirs of Jacques Casanova de Seingalt

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