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 for madam
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Madam \Mad"am\, n.; pl. Madams, or Mesdames. [See Madame.]
     1. A gentlewoman; -- an appellation or courteous form of
        address given to a lady, especially an elderly or a
        married lady; -- much used in the address, at the
        beginning of a letter, to a woman. The corresponding word
        in addressing a man is Sir; often abbreviated ma'am when
        used as a term of address.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. The woman who is in charge of a household.
        [PJC]
  
     3. The woman who is in charge of a brothel.
        [PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  madam
      n 1: a woman of refinement; "a chauffeur opened the door of the
           limousine for the grand lady" [syn: dame, madam,
           ma'am, lady, gentlewoman]
      2: a woman who runs a house of prostitution [syn: madam,
         brothel keeper]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  43 Moby Thesaurus words for "madam":
     Frau, Fraulein, Miss, Mistress, Mlle, Mme, Mmes, abbess, bawd,
     chatelaine, dame, dona, donna, dowager, fancy man, first lady,
     gigolo, goodwife, governess, great lady, homemaker, housewife,
     lady, madame, mademoiselle, maquereau, matriarch, matron,
     mem-sahib, mesdames, mistress, mother superior, pander, panderer,
     pimp, procurer, procuress, senhora, senhorita, signora, signorina,
     vrouw, white slaver
  
  

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