matron of honor
- The definition of a matron of honor is a woman, often an older or married woman, who is chosen by the bride at a wedding to stand up for the bride and to be an assistant in the planning and carrying out of the wedding.
An example of a matron of honor is the older and married best friend of a bride who throws the bridal shower and who walks down the aisle right before the bride at the wedding.
matron of honor definition by Webster's New World
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a married woman acting as chief attendant to the bride at a wedding
matron of honor definition by American Heritage Dictionary
noun pl. matrons of honor
A married woman serving as chief attendant of the bride at a wedding.