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1. Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
Eve, Frau, abbess, better half, chatelaine, common-law wife, concubine, dame, daughter of Eve, distaff, domina, donna, dowager, feme, feme covert, femme, first lady, frow, gentlewoman, girl, goodwife, goody, governess, grande dame, great lady, helpmate, helpmeet, homemaker, housewife, lady, lass, madam, married woman, matriarch, milady, mistress, mother superior, old lady, old woman, rib, squaw, vrouw, wahine, weaker vessel, wedded wife, wife, woman
Dictionary Results for matron:
1. WordNet® 3.0 (2006)
    n 1: a married woman (usually middle-aged with children) who is
         staid and dignified
    2: a wardress in a prison
    3: a woman in charge of nursing in a medical institution

2. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Matron \Ma"tron\, n. [F. matrone, L. matrona, fr. mater mother.
   See Mother.]
   1. A wife or a widow, especially, one who has borne children;
      a woman of staid or motherly manners.
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            Your wives, your daughters,
            Your matrons, and your maids.         --Shak.
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            Grave from her cradle, insomuch that she was a
            matron before she was a mother.       --Fuller.
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   2. A housekeeper; esp., a woman who manages the domestic
      economy of a public instution; a head nurse in a hospital;
      as, the matron of a school or hospital.
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   Jury of matrons (Law), a jury of experienced women called
      to determine the question of pregnancy when set up in bar
      of execution, and for other cognate purposes.
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3. Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856)
MATRON. A married woman, generally an elderly married woman. 
     2. By the laws of England, when a widow feigns herself with child, in 
order to exclude the next heir, and a suppositious birth is expected, 
then, upon the writ de ventre inspiciendo, a jury of women is to be, 
impanelled to try the question, whether with child or not. Cro, Eliz. 566. 
So when a woman was sentenced to death, and she declared herself to be quick 
with child, a jury of matrons is impanelled to try whether she be or be not 
with child. 4 Bl. Com. 395. See Pregnancy; Quick with child. 

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