What does the word marchioness mean?

Usage examples for marchioness

  1. The fair marchioness sometimes gave me a kiss, but this was not enough for me. – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  2. I shall never forget the first day I spent with a marchioness, two duchesses, and no end of Ladies This and That. – Misalliance by George Bernard Shaw
  3. Janet was plainly reminding herself that she must not forget that she was a lady and a marchioness. – The Second Generation by David Graham Phillips