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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Countess  \Count"ess\  (kount"?s),  n.;  pl  {Countesses}  (-?s).  [F. 
  comtesse  See  {Count}  a  nobleman.] 
  The  wife  of  an  earl  in  the  British  peerage,  or  of  a  count  in 
  the  Continental  nobility;  also  a  lady  possessed  of  the  same 
  dignity  in  her  own  right  See  the  Note  under  {Count}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  countess 
  n  :  female  equivalent  of  a  count  or  earl 




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