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Matron

Ma´tron
n.1.A wife or a widow, especially, one who has borne children; a woman of staid or motherly manners.
2.A housekeeper; esp., a woman who manages the domestic economy of a public instution; a head nurse in a hospital; as, the matron of a school or hospital.
Jury of matrons
(Law) a jury of experienced women called to determine the question of pregnancy when set up in bar of execution, and for other cognate purposes.
Noun1.matron - a married woman (usually middle-aged with children) who is staid and dignified
2.matron - a wardress in a prison
3.matron - a woman in charge of nursing in a medical institution
Synonyms: head nurse

MATRON. A married woman, generally an elderly married woman.
     2. By the laws of England, when a widow feigns herself with child, in order to exclude the next heir, and a suppositious birth is expected, then, upon the writ de ventre inspiciendo, a jury of women is to be, impanelled to try the question, whether with child or not. Cro, Eliz. 566. So when a woman was sentenced to death, and she declared herself to be quick with child, a jury of matrons is impanelled to try whether she be or be not with child. 4 Bl. Com. 395. See Pregnancy; Quick with child.

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