MADAME

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MADAME, in France; the title of the wife of the king's brother, of the sister of the king's father, or the sister of the king's mother, or of the Fille de Finance (the daughter of the king or of the dauphin, deceased during the life of the sovereign). ^Mesdames de France; the common title of the daughters of the French kings. Mademoiselle; a title of honor of the daughters of the king's brothers, the daughters of the king's father's brothers, or the daughters of the king's mother's brothers. In 1734, it was ordered that it should be given only to the first princess of the blood.