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The state or condition of being a ‘pucelle’ or girl; maidenhood, virginity. Also figurative. Now archaic and rare.
Early 16th century; earliest use found in John Rastell (c1475–1536), lawyer and printer. From Middle French pucelage, pucellage maidenhood, virginity from pucelle + -age.
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