- The state or quality of being a woman, the features of woman's nature.
- ca 1693, Thomas Urquhart, Rabelais, page 3:32:270:
- Individual Womanishness or Muliebrity.
- 1904, H.B. Marriott-Watson, “The American Woman: An Analysis”, in James Knowles, editor, The Nineteenth Century and After, volume 56, page 435:
- This permanence of muliebrity serves to indicate the requirements of natural law.
- 1996, Joni Arredia, Muliebrity: Qualities of a Woman
- The coordinate term to virility, in an analogy with the coordinate terms of femininity and masculinity.
- 1922, Beckles Willson, England, page 182:
- both principles are necessary to a nation,--that in proportion as the muliebrity of the one sex declines, the virility of the other also lessens
- Femininity, specifically the feminine form of an adult woman.
- 1888, Bret Harte, Phyllis of Sierras, page 2:1:169:
- This tall […] woman […] possessed a refined muliebrity superior to mere liberality of contour.
- Attainment of womanhood; (medicine) state of puberty in a female
- 1997, Julie Haurykiewicz, “From Mules to Muliebrity: Speech and Silence in Their Eyes Were Watching God”, in Southern Literary Journal, volume 29, page 45:
- Janie's story of personal growth may be charted as one that travels from mules to muliebrity.
- A state of womanhood, in contrast to maidenhood.
- 1870, ʻAlī ibn Abī Bakr Marghīnānī, Charles Hamilton, Standish Grove Grady, “Divorce”, in The Hedaya, or Guide, 2nd edition, page 127:
- Where she was married as a virgin, she is to be examined [and] if they declare her muliebrity, […] her right to separation [on complaint of her husband's impotence] is defeated
- ?1592, Thomas Kyd, Soliman and Perseda, page sig. G2v:
- The Ladies of Rhodes ... Haue made their petition to Cupid, to plague you aboue all other, As one preiuditiall to their muliebritie.
- 1858, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table, page 9:
- The second of the ravishing voices ... had so much woman in it,— muliebrity, as well as femineity.
- 1911, H. G. Wells, New Machiavelli, page 2:2:206:
- She was one of those women who are wanting in what is the word? muliebrity.
- 1959, S. B. Meech, Design in Chaucer's Troilus, page 1:2:25:
- In presenting the heroine he stresses, not haughtiness, but muliebrity.