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n, pl -ries
1. (Law) law a woman who manages other women in a matron's jury
2. a woman who manages other women in a department, shop, or factory
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fore•wom•an(ˈfɔrˌwʊm ən, ˈfoʊr-)
n., pl. -wom•en.
1. a woman who supervises a department or group of workers.
2. a woman on a jury who is selected to preside over and speak for all the jurors in the panel.
usage: See -woman.
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