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Definition of "matronal" []

  • Of, or pertaining to, a matron. (adjective)

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Use "matronal" in a sentence
  • "French fashion; in the spring, of the Spanish; in summer, of the fashion of Tuscany, except only upon the holy days and Sundays, at which times they were accoutred in the French mode, because they accounted it more honourable and better befitting the garb of a matronal pudicity."
  • "As I have previously mentioned, the present matron, after much intercession and with the warden's aid, succeeded, a few months following her accession to the matronal office, in prevailing upon the board of prison directors to grant the women prisoners a monthly walk on God's beautiful green hills."
  • "She held the matronal office until health no longer permitted."
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