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{{ safesubst:#invoke:Unsubst||$N=No footnotes |date=__DATE__ |$B= {{#invoke:Message box|ambox}} }} The word lady is a civil term of respect for a woman, specifically the female equivalent to gentleman or lord, and in many contexts a term for any adult woman. Once confined to usage when specifically addressing women of high social class or status; over the last 300 years, the term may now be used to refer to any respectable adult woman.

Portrait of Augusta, Lady Gregory, who some thought embodied the classical attributes of a lady

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