matron of honour

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matron of honour

n, pl matrons of honour
1. a married woman serving as chief attendant to a bride. Compare bridesmaid, maid of honour
2. a married woman, usually a member of the nobility, who attends a queen or princess
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Initial thoughts of school friends as best women and college friends as matrons of honour were soon dismissed when I worked out just how much it was going to cost me in both cash and stress terms.
The matrons of honour included Cathy Sheppard, wife of trainer Jonathan Sheppard, who also was in attendance.