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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).

Gubernatrice, -atrix, n. [L. gubernātrix.] A woman governor or guardian. — 1522 Acta Conc. MS. XXXIII. 66.
Margrete Levingstoun of Eister Wems, Jonet comitis of Aran, hir moder & gubernatrice for hir interesis
1556 Aberd. B. Rec. I. 300.
Twa hundreth merkis … to be gewin ane propyne to the quenis grace, regint and gubernatrice of the realme
1604 Shetland Sheriff Ct. MS. 158 b.
The said Jeane being tutrix, at the leist gubernatrix to the bairnis
1626 Edinb. Test. LIII. 215.
I … nominatis my said spous tutrix testamentrix and gubernatrix to oure said child

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