Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Female rule or dominion.
  • n. ladyship; a style of address, used with the personal pronoun.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Female rule or dominion.
  • n. Ladyship, a style of address; -- with the personal pronoun.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Rule or dominion of one who is mistress; authority exercised by a woman.
  • n. Ladyship: a style of address, preceded by a possessive pronoun: as, your mistress-ship.

Etymologies

mistress +‎ -ship (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Corney obeyed: in some strange, lovely way she had got the mistressship of his conscience as well as his heart.

    Weighed and Wanting

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