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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).

Governesse, n. [e.m.E. governesse (1539), late ME. gouvernesse (1483).] A female ruier. — 1596 Dalr. II. 136/12.
Maistres Margaret, … Duches of Sauoy, and gouernesse [L. gubernatrix] of Flandirs

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