n.1.A woman invested with authority to command.
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She had in fact started to play these parts earlier: one of her first recorded roles (November 1670) is Daranthe, 'Chief Commandress of the Amazons', in Edward Howard's The Women's Conquest.
November 28 EVENT: Marracci CT32 Commandress Ball ROOM: Ambassador Dining Room TIME: 6 p.