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The term '''Lady''' is used as an honorific for woman to indicate that they or their close relative has [[rank]], often being a [[peer]]. In modern [[England]], a woman is called a Lady if she is a [[marchioness]], [[countess]], [[viscountess]], [[baroness]] or [[baronetess]], if their husband is a [[knight]], [[baron]] or [[baronet]] or if their father is a [[duke]], [[marquis]] or [[earl]]. It can also be used for the
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The term '''Lady''' is used as an honorific for woman to indicate that they or their close relative has [[rank]], often being a [[peer]]. The word originally referred to the [[mistress]] of a household. In modern [[England]], a woman is called a Lady if she is a [[marchioness]], [[countess]], [[viscountess]], [[baroness]] or [[baronetess]], if their husband is a [[knight]], [[baron]] or [[baronet]] or if their father is a [[duke]], [[marquis]] or [[earl]]. It can also be used for the
 
wife of the younger son of a marquis or earl.
 
wife of the younger son of a marquis or earl.
   
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== A Lady of the SCA ==
 
== A Lady of the SCA ==
   
In the [[SCA]], it is the [[title]] given to a woman who has been given an [[Award of Arms]]. It is also commonplace to refer to any woman at an SCA [[event]] as "my lady" or "[[mlord_and_mlady|m'lady]]" but that implies no rank.
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In the [[SCA]], it is the [[title]] given to a woman who has been given an [[Award of Arms]]. It is also commonplace to refer to any woman at an SCA [[event]] as "my lady" or "[[mlord_and_mlady|m'lady]]" but that implies no specific rank.
   
 
''See also:''
 
''See also:''
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A [[persona]] with the title of Lady may wish to use one of the following [[alternate titles]].
 
A [[persona]] with the title of Lady may wish to use one of the following [[alternate titles]].
   
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<tr>
 
<tr>
<th>Language</th>
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<td><b>Language</b></td>
<th>Alternate Form</th>
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<td><b>Alternate Form</b></td>
 
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<td>[[Albanian]]</td>
 
<td>[[Albanian]]</td>
<td>Z�nj�/Bujare</td>
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<td>Zönjë/Bujare</td>
 
</tr>
 
</tr>
 
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<td>[[Catalan]]</td>
 
<td>[[Catalan]]</td>
 
<td>Senyora</td>
 
<td>Senyora</td>
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<td>[[Cornish]]</td>
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<td>Arloeddes</td>
 
</tr>
 
</tr>
 
<tr>
 
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<tr>
 
<tr>
 
<td>[[Dutch]]</td>
 
<td>[[Dutch]]</td>
<td>Gebieder</td>
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<td>Gebiedster</td>
 
</tr>
 
</tr>
 
<tr>
 
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<tr>
 
<tr>
 
<td>[[French]]</td>
 
<td>[[French]]</td>
<td>Dame, Madame</td>
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<td>Madame</td>
 
</tr>
 
</tr>
 
<tr>
 
<tr>
 
<td>[[German]]</td>
 
<td>[[German]]</td>
<td>Herrin</td>
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<td>Frau/Herrin</td>
 
</tr>
 
</tr>
 
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<tr>
 
<tr>
 
<td>[[Italian]]</td>
 
<td>[[Italian]]</td>
<td>Signora</td>
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<td>Signora/Donna/Dama</td>
 
</tr>
 
</tr>
 
<tr>
 
<tr>
 
<td>[[Latin]]</td>
 
<td>[[Latin]]</td>
 
<td>Domina</td>
 
<td>Domina</td>
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<td>[[Manx]]</td>
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<td>Benchiarn</td>
 
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</tr>
 
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<tr>
 
<tr>
 
<td>[[Old English]]</td>
 
<td>[[Old English]]</td>
<td>Hlaefdige</td>
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<td>Hlæfdīġe</td>
 
</tr>
 
</tr>
 
<tr>
 
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<tr>
 
<tr>
 
<td>[[Spanish]]</td>
 
<td>[[Spanish]]</td>
<td>Señora/Doña</td>
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<td>Señora/Doña/Dama</td>
 
</tr>
 
</tr>
 
<tr>
 
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Latest revision as of 22:47, 5 November 2009

The term Lady is used as an honorific for woman to indicate that they or their close relative has rank, often being a peer. The word originally referred to the mistress of a household. In modern England, a woman is called a Lady if she is a marchioness, countess, viscountess, baroness or baronetess, if their husband is a knight, baron or baronet or if their father is a duke, marquis or earl. It can also be used for the wife of the younger son of a marquis or earl.

Hence, you could refer to the Baroness of Outerkeep, Lady Catherine or the wife of Earl Snowdon can be referred to as Lady Snowdon.

A Lady of the SCA

In the SCA, it is the title given to a woman who has been given an Award of Arms. It is also commonplace to refer to any woman at an SCA event as "my lady" or "m'lady" but that implies no specific rank.

See also:

Alternate titles

A persona with the title of Lady may wish to use one of the following alternate titles.

Language Alternate Form
Albanian Zönjë/Bujare
Arabic Sayyida
Breton Itron
Catalan Senyora
Cornish Arloeddes
Czech Dáma, Páni
Danish Fru
Dutch Gebiedster
Estonian Leedi
Finnish Rouva
French Madame
German Frau/Herrin
Greek Kíria
Hebrew Rebbah
Hungarian Asszony
Icelandic Hefdharfru/Hefdharkona
Irish Gaelic Bantiarna
Italian Signora/Donna/Dama
Latin Domina
Manx Benchiarn
Middle Norwegian Fru
Old English Hlæfdīġe
Polish Pani
Portuguese Senhora
Romanian Doamnă
Russian Pomestnitsa
Scots Gaelic Baintighearna
Spanish Señora/Doña/Dama
Swedish Fru
Turkish Hanimefendi
Welsh Arglwyddes/Bonesig/Boneddiges