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From Middle English and Old French maistresse (French: maîtresse), feminine of maistre, master

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Mistress

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Mistresses

Mistress (plural Mistresses)
  1. a woman, specifically one with control, authority or ownership
    She was the mistress of the mansion, and owned the horses.
  2. a female teacher
    games mistress
  3. a female partner in an extramarital relationship, generally including sexual relations.
  4. a dominatrix

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In the sexual sense, mistress is narrowly taken to mean a woman involved in a committed extramarital relationship (an affair), often supported financial (a kept woman). It is broadly taken to mean a woman involved in an extramarital relationship regardless of the level of commitment, but requires more than a single act of adultry.[1]

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  1. Tiger Woods Does Not Have 11 “Mistresses”: His many paramours aren’t committed enough to merit that term. by Jesse Sheidlower, Slate.com, Dec. 10, 2009.

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