Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state or condition of a page.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The state of being a page.

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  • noun The state of being a page (servant).

Etymologies

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page +‎ -hood

Examples

  • Holy Saints! she holds up her riding-rod as if she would lay it about some of their ears, that stand most in her way — by the hand of my father! she bears herself like the very model of pagehood. —

    The Abbot

  • “It is not so, an it please your pagehood,” said the leech.

    The Fair Maid of Perth

  • But all could ride, fence, tilt, play at cards, and carve extremely well; for to these accomplishments many years of pagehood and squirehood were given.

    The Ontario Readers: Fourth Book

  • In the intimate talks of that time Myles imparted something of his honest solidity to Gascoyne's somewhat weathercock nature, and to Myles's ruder and more uncouth character Gascoyne lent a tone of his gentler manners, learned in his pagehood service as attendant upon the Countess and her ladies.

    Men of Iron

  • Upon his part Gascoyne was full of the lore of the waiting-room and the antechamber, and Myles, who in all his life had never known a lady, young or old, excepting his mother, was never tired of lying silently listening to Gascoyne's chatter of the gay doings of the castle gentle-life, in which he had taken part so often in the merry days of his pagehood.

    Men of Iron

  • Myles's ruder and more uncouth character Gascoyne lent a tone of his gentler manners, learned in his pagehood service as attendant upon the

    Men of Iron

  • Upon his part Gascoyne was full of the lore of the waiting-room and the antechamber, and Myles, who in all his life had never known a lady, young or old, excepting his mother, was never tired of lying silently listening to Gascoyne's chatter of the gay doings of the castle gentle-life, in which he had taken part so often in the merry days of his pagehood.

    Men of Iron

  • So I grew up to the years of pagehood, which came early with me, and forth I went on my first foray with the rest of them.

    The Lances of Lynwood

  • "It is not so, an it please your pagehood," said the leech.

    The Fair Maid of Perth St. Valentine's Day

  • Douglas — I have been his henchman, and can vouch for it — did not in his pagehood desire such food and lodging as, in the present day, will hardly satisfy such a lad as your friend Charles.”

    Castle Dangerous

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